Thank you so much... I have been to the area you describe and now am sure of
where you were. Thanks for clarifying!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Dead Creek/Brilyea Access Today
: Yes! The '1st parking lot' is the one you describe. Go (walk) past the
: orange gate perhaps 1/4 mile until you see a dried up mud flat on your
: (That is not the spot!) To the left will be another drying mud flat and
: down towards the open water is where you will find the shore birds.
: There is a second parking lot and trail at the end of the road once you
: over the narrow bridge at the impoundment. So, I usuaully refer to the
: you describe as the '1st parking lot.'
: Good birding.
: P.S. I'd like to suggest that people NOT take their dogs into this area
: as to not disturb the birds (and at least one white-tailed deer).
: In a message dated 8/19/2007 10:56:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
: [log in to unmask] writes:
: May I ask where the "first parking lot" is? I only know of one and that
: just before the bridge over which you can drive. Is this where you mean?
: Do you then walk down the trail past the barred gate to the mudflats on
: left? Sorry but I'm not too familiar...
: Mona Bearor
: So. Glens Falls, NY
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: "Terry Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
: To: <[log in to unmask]>
: Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:57 PM
: Subject: [VTBIRD] Dead Creek/Brilyea Access Today
:: Acting on a call from Greg Askew, Dwight Cargill & I spent some mid-day
:: hours at Dead Creek, watching shore birds. Greg had spotted Western
:: (saturday) and White-rumped sandpipers, as well as a Red-necked
:: Conditions were excellent today with nary a breeze and clearing skies.
:: Biting insects were virtually absent. The flats approximately 1/4 mile
:: past the first parking lot were wide open with low water levels.
:: Hundreds of shore birds were present, with good species diversity.
:: In no particular order, the following shore birds species were observed:
:: 50+ Least Sandpiper
:: 20+ Semipalmated Sandpiper
:: 15+ Killdeer
:: 3 Semipalmated plover
:: 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
:: 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER
:: 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
:: 10 Greater Yellow-legs
:: 20 Lesser Yellow-legs
:: 3 Spotted Sandpiper
:: 3 Pectoral Sandpiper
:: There were also large numbers (20+) of Great Blue Herons and American
:: Robins (flock of over 80 birds), Green Heron, Baltimore Oriole (one
:: flock of 12 birds), and a good showing of raptors (Bald Eagle, N.
:: Harrier, Osprey), along with many more mundane species.
:: In short, the action is getting good at Dead Creek!
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