After spending the week in Minnesota for work (where I added Black-capped Chickadee, Hairy Woodpecker, and Dark-eyed Junco to my year list), I couldn’t wait to get back out to Huguenot Memorial Park when I got back to town. I arrived at Huguenot around 5:30PM this evening, where onshore winds were blowing and the sea was rough. I didn’t find any new arrivals, but gull and tern numbers are starting to build again for nesting season. Perhaps the most interesting bird tonight was this aberrent Laughing Gull, whose bright orange legs and bill really stood out from the group.
It should be really any time now for new shorebirds like Whimbrel, Pectoral Sandpiper, or Marbled Godwit to arrive, as well as Gull-billed Terns.