Would someone be kind enough to clarify where Farrell access is?
Thanks very much,
On Sep 23, 2012, at 7:43 PM, Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm happy to report the Godwit was still in the same location today as
> reported yesterday by Ian, Jim, and Craig. Thanks, guys!
> I arrived at 11:00 a.m. and first chatted
> with three hunters who were leaving the area because the water was too
> shallow and they got stuck in muck! Then I had the opportunity to meet Denis and
> Maria Poley as well as the Hudsonian Godwit. Next to arrive were Hank
> Kaestner and Bill Mercia.
> The Godwit spent its time feeding in deep water, its belly just on the surface. Hank mentioned it was feeding in a Dowitcher fashion!
> It was great to meet up with all these eager birders and I was surprised more people weren't there! Good luck to anyone else who goes for it!
> -----Original Message----- From: Ian A. Worley
> Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 5:02 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Hudsonian Godwit at Farrell Access
> Yesterday afternoon Craig Provost and Ted Murin discovered a Hudsonian
> Godwit at Farrell Access. Thanks to phone calls from Craig, the bird
> was later also viewed by Ron Payne, Jim Mead and me.
> Lounging, foraging and preening 1600 feet to the southwest in shallow
> water at the mouth of a small cove, it and other shorebirds could be
> viewed from the parking area, by walking the west shore southward, and
> possibly from the field above the cove. A single Greater Yellowlegs
> kept close company with the Godwit on occasion.
> Other shorebirds included a flock of Lesser Yellowlegs, an American
> Golden Plover, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, and a Least Sandpiper. The
> Lesser Yellowlegs were depleted by one following a successful aerial
> pursuit from a Peregrine Falcon over water right in front of us. The
> speed of the Falcon was breathtaking. It disappeared carrying its new
> meal into the canopy of tall-tree woods on the east shore.
> The Peregrine attack dispersed the shorebirds, which we did not see
> again before leaving shortly thereafter.
> A list of species seen by Ron, Jim and me is found at: