I checked Canteen Lake which had lots of Yellowlegs and Pectorals, but nothing else that I could see. I then crossed the railroad tracks and looked into the south end of Horseshoe Lake proper. While I was doing this a very polite police man stopped and asked what I was doing. When I explained that I was bird watching, he warned me to stay away from the railroad tracks. I thanked and told him that I had no desire to become a statistic. There were lots of birds visible mostly Yellowlegs and Pectorals, but I did find two or three Dunlin, a few Semipalmated Plovers, four distant Dowitchers that I finally decided were Long-billed, and three Black-necked Stilts. While I was there a Marsh Wren was singing in the marsh below me, but it never showed itself. There were more shorebirds around the edge or Lake further north including a Solitary and a Spotted Sandpiper.
Riverlands itself was fairly quiet, but the Red-throated Loon is still present and there were at least eight Caspian Terns. Most of the shorebirds were in the back of Lincoln-Shields at the West Alton Boat Ramp. Aside from the hordes of Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers all I could find were two Least Sandpipers.
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