A couple days ago rain pretty much socked in much of southern Michigan just as south winds had started to kick in for a few days. I walked from Tiscornia to Jean Klock (in the rain) hoping to find shorebirds that had decided to wait out the rain. There were none.
So I was a little surprised when Rhoda found 20 Willets sitting in the New Buffalo Harbor.
They were a mix of winter and breeding feathers.
Proof of 20 (probably a county spring high count).
We continued on to Buffalo Rd and were pleasantly surprised by a large flock of Golden Plovers
A couple other shorebird pics from today, a nice comparison of the 2 yellowlegs at Three Oaks (though chain link fences limit photography even more than rain).
And a couple White-rumped Sandpipers.