And we had another Oystercatcher. This one seemed to be alone and I got a chance to snap some photos before he took off. I'm always amazed by the color of their bill.
Instead of going right home we decided to head up to Rochester to check on the Purple Martins we had found when we did the breeding bird atlas work. We had some nice looks at Tree Swallows, but I don't think the martins were back yet....at least we didn't have any. We did, however, have a Peregrine Falcon come bombing through with a Killdeer in his talons. In fact I think it was the Killdeer Mark had just counted less than 5 minutes earlier.
On the way home we checked on the Purple Martin colony and Rehoboth, but didn't see any birds there either. We heard reports of them in Lakeville, so it should be any day now that they're back in both these locations.