Pat and Chris Pratt, Ted Murin, and Dick Lavallee, all of whom were determined to get wet, get tired, and get birds, all the result of the remnants of Hurricane Katrina got their wish today.
The foursome, spending most of the day at Farrell Access on Dead Creek came up with the following birds today.
300+ Semipalmated Sandpipers
120 Least Sandpipers
12 Semipalmated Plovers
15 Black-bellied Plovers
140 Golden Plovers
80 Pectoral Sandpipers
4 Spotted Sandpipers
3 White-rumped Sandpipers
1 Baird's Sandpiper
2 Stilt Sandpipers
8 Greater Yellowlegs
35 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Hudsonian Godwits
10 Wilson's Snipe
2 Peregrines who were determined to keep the shorebirds riled up and nervous.
Goodrich Corners Rd, Addison (in a small pond) - 1 Red-necked Phalarope
Charlotte Town Beach - 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Semipalmated Plover, 1 Least Sandpiper
Lake Rd, Charlotte - 18 Killdeer
St. Albans Bay - 15 Killdeer
County Road, Swanton - 93 Killdeer, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers
Panton Road, Panton - Where the road crosses Dead Creek - 13 Moorhens, 11 Lesser Yellowlegs
The water in Dead Creek was rising, so there may not be much shorebird habitat remaining by tomorrow.
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