Invasion from Up North: Lesser Yellowlegs & Wilson’s Phalaropes

The shore bird invasion of Duluth from northern Canada and the Arctic continues. Last weekend’s rains have made for one HUGE puddle / pond at the end of Park Point (Minnesota Point) on the playing fields. The shore birds have been enjoying a bonanza of easy food … drowned bugs and grubs. For the past two days I have been visiting this location at last light and dawn. The birds have not disappointed me!

Lesser Yellowlegs
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Wilson’s Phalarope
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Semipalmated Plover
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Least Sandpiper
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