Six sanderling at Charlotte Town Beach, two in
"not-quite-winter-plumage" as Tom Barber put it, the others juveniles.
Perhaps one of the adults is the bird he sighted in Burlington on
The adults arrived together and fed on the gravel bar at the mouth of
the stream adjacent to the beach. The four juveniles arrived later and
rested, bills tucked, for most of the time they were there.
There are still at least fifteen golden plovers present at the field
near the intersection of Beach and Bostwick Roads in Shelburne. The
topography of the field is such that some birds are out of view at any
given moment. Scattered scarcely among them are American pipits.
About 400 hundred Bonaparte's gulls were well off the beach at CTB, too
far into the haze and heat interference to recognize until they had
finally worked their way farther south. Another large group, 100+, was
off Shelburne Town Beach.