Yesterday after the storm, between 7 and 8, I encountered 1 White-rumped
Sandpiper and 1 Western Sandpiper among a large number of Least and
Semipalmated Sandpiper. These birds were near the field of goldenrod
mentioned in the earlier post. Also present were 3 Black-bellied Plover.
This morning, in the hopes of turning up the Buff-breasted Sandpipers, I
relocated what was presumably the Western from yesterday in same location,
viewed this time from the opposite shore. There were many other shorebirds
but, as far as I could tell, none of the other highlights of recent days.
On 8/30/07, Thomas Ford-Hutchinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mike Lester and I found some pretty nice birds today at Dead Creek
> right before the storm hit. Highlights include:
> SANDERLING (1)
> BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (2)
> Least Sandpiper
> Semipalmated Sandpiper
> Semipalmated Plover (Lots)
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Spotted Sandpiper
> PEREGRINE FALCON (1)
> Bald Eagle (2)
> Osprey (2)
> Red-tailed Hawk
> Green Heron
> The Buff-breasted were up in the grass in the shorebird area up past
> the gate where I expected them to be (from yesterday?-probably). The
> Sanderling was with some Lesser Yellowlegs across the shorebird area
> on a sandy point. The Peregrine was flying above the 2nd parking lot.
> Good Birding,
> Thomas Ford-Hutchinson
> P.S. I'm sure someone will post this later but someone told us they
> found 2 early White-winged Scooters at Addison Pond.