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I think it's safe to say. . .

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. . .that Spring Migration is starting. Particularly for shorebirds!

I went to the Georgia coast yesterday, and the sheer numbers of some of the birds had me in awe. Some were really common birds that I'm used to seeing, but I had never seen so many!

A WMA I stopped at to get the Ruff had at least 50-100 Lesser Yellowlegs. There was also a flock of Little Blue Herons in both blue and white. On the beach I saw a group of 20+ American Oystercatchers. I've only ever seen those guys one at a time. There were easily 1,000 Dunlin everywhere, it was kind of nuts. I went to a pond on the island and there were 20+ Yellow-crowned Night Heron as well.

This was taken at the visitor center out over the marsh. Those are ALL shorebirds, and with the low light and no scope, attempts to ID what all was out there didn't go so well. :lol:

40060152014_4293bf40c8_c.jpgShorebirds at Jekyll by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

See? Those are ALL birds.

40769814051_ec03ef3151_c.jpgShorebirds zoomed in by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

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2 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

I think I see a Willet! :lol:

:lol: Most likely, as earlier in the day at the same spot I saw at least 10 of them. (along with Avocets, Least Sandpipers, a ton of Black-bellied Plovers, etc.)

I didn't even try to ebird the session from the shot above. It was just like "Look at all the birdies!"

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23 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

WOW!  When I see birds in large numbers it is not fun eBirding.  In those numbers at a distance?  Forget it! :wacko:

"1000 shorebird sp." :P

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What I'm seeing is fewer birds at my feeders.  In the depths of winter I had to refill them every other day.  The past couple of weeks, I'm only refilling every four to five days.

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On 3/12/2018 at 3:23 PM, MerMaeve said:

I'll let @Sean C. count them.....And ID them.

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Usually I would estimate, but in this case, forget it :wacko::lol:

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