Also a female Northern Pintail and a few Bonaparte 's Gulls at same location.
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> On Nov 7, 2014, at 2:22 PM, UVM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As of 2:15 PM, the Sanderling, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers were still at Shelburne Bay as described by Eric. I can confirm that the two peeps are definitely White-rumpeds. Nice looks right now as the precip has stopped temporarily.
> Scott Morrical
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>> On Nov 7, 2014, at 12:00 PM, Eric Hynes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello Vermont Birders:
>> I stopped by Shelburne Bay briefly at 10:30 this morning. The conditions
>> were just about worst case scenario in terms of visibility with high wind
>> and sideways light rain.
>> On the mudflats east of the river mouth was a small cluster of shorebirds.
>> Most conspicuous among them was a juvenile Sanderling. It was joined by
>> three juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers and two more peeps. I am quite confident
>> the other two shorebirds were White-rumped Sandpipers but between the
>> shaking of my scope and the water on my optics, I won't commit to that ID.
>> Bonaparte's Gulls were working the surf at the river mouth.
>> In light of the thread on this listserv earlier, I will be entering an
>> incomplete eBird checklist. I was focused on birding the entire time I was
>> at the site but I didn't bother to scan the lake since the rain would have
>> instantly ruined my lenses if I looked into the wind. I probably missed the
>> Atlantic Puffin just offshore.
>> Good birding,
>> Eric Hynes
>> Burlington, VT
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