We moved on to Hillman Marsh where we found a large flock of Black-bellied Plovers and this Whimbrel along with a few hundred Dunlin.
A visit to the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons capped off our day. There were hundreds of swallows, and a good variety of ducks, but the Wilson's Phalaropes stole the show. We counted at least five including a few brightly colored females.
The Dunlins were extremely cooperative as well.
All of a sudden nearly all the shorebirds spooked and took off. We soon discovered the reason, this sharp adult Peregrine Falcon.
Although our species total was a little on the low side for mid-May with 105 species it was a fun day to be out birding in an area I don't visit that often.