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Published September 04, 2014
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Solitary Sandpiper, Eared Grebe, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper

This past week, when I had some opportunity, I tried a little birding here and there - mostly south and east.

At Dunkirk, I checked the harbor and Wright Park Beach - hoping to find anything unusual. The only bird of interest was a Solitary Sandpiper, all by its lonesome on Wright Park Beach.

At Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, the nice find by Kurt Fox was still present: a male Eared Grebe still in breeding plumage.  I just wish he had been a little more cooperative and had come closer to the edge of the pond!

In East Aurora, at Sinking Ponds, I enjoyed a Belted Kingfisher for awhile and then found a single Spotted Sandpiper that was very cooperative. Unfortunately, though, as I was taking photos, a Red-tailed Hawk decided to make an appearance, flushing everything in the vicinity.  At least I had already gotten a few photos!
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Solitary Sandpiper at Wright Park Beach in Dunkirk
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Solitary Sandpiper
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Eared Grebe found by Kurt Fox at Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant
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Eastern Phoebe at BWWTP
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Belted Kingfisher at Sinking Ponds
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Green Heron at Sinking Ponds
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Young Song Sparrow at Sinking Ponds
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Spotted Sandpiper at Sinking Ponds
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Spotted Sandpiper
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Spotted Sandpiper
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Wood Duck
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Wood Duck
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The Red-tailed Hawk who flushed everything!
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The Red-tailed Hawk