If you haven't had an opportunity to bird at Shirley's Bay this fall don't wait any longer! The birding is excellent with lots of waders including Hudsonian Godwit, White-rumped Sandpiper and Black-bellied Plover to name a few. The waterfowl numbers continue to increase with 16 species including 9 Gadwall, 16 Northern Shoveler, 80+Wood Duck, many in breeding plumage, 9 Northern Pintail, 64 American Black Duck, and even 5 White-winged Scoter on the west side of the causeway. The Great Egrets are still present with 5 feeding in the back bay area. With all the bird activity brings raptors and this morning we observed 2 juvenile Peregrine Falcon, 2 adult Bald Eagle, and 3 Northern Harrier. Lots of sparrows along the causeway, mainly Song, Swamp, White-crowned, and White-throated Sparrow.