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Nelson Lake Pano 20120712 | by Kenneth Cole Schneider
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Nelson Lake Pano 20120712

The water level in Nelson Lake is very low and there are extensive mud flats. Yesterday, while I was observing large flock of Killdeers and a few peeps that were congregated along the edge of the water, I obtained this panoramic view from the east viewing platform, which includes a field of about 70-80 degrees. The total unobstructed view was about 110-120 degrees. It includes 108 birds that can fairly safely be counted as Killdeers. There are 9 other birds that look like sandpipers, and 5 blackbirds and starlings.

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Uploaded on July 13, 2012