I am at Shelburne Bay right now(7:39 a.m.) and did find the Sanderling and 1 White-rumped Sandpiper. I also saw an adult non breeding Little Gull flying from the center of the bay and toward the north. Good luck if you try for these birds!
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> On Nov 7, 2014, at 2:34 PM, UVM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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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