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Jim May Park Solitary Sandpiper


Jamie Chavez
 

This morning at Jim May Park in Santa Maria I found a second SOLITARY SANDPIPER in as many days. Assuming it is a different bird from the one at SM sewage, and it probably is. As John Deacon mentioned the other day they are in the middle of dredging the lake bed, especially around the channel where water enters the lake. While there is a lot of earthmoving commotion and noise, the habitat is quite good for shorebirds. Probably as good as it has ever been. Water levels are very low and there is exposed mud all over the place. Shorebirding was better at Jim May park than it was around the sewage plant yesterday. If no construction takes place over the weekend it would be a good place to monitor shorebird turnover. 


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Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA