Assuming the id of Semi-Palmated Sdpipers was correct, we saw a nicely number of shorebirds when kayaking Dead Creek south at jct with Otter Creek. Turtles too. Thanks, Sue W. for giving us a heads up about this area. It's worth putting a kayak/canoe in there - but would suggest A COOLER DAY! A little breeze helped, but still HOT. AND maybe your pushing pole! It's viscous mud and only 6-8" not feet! deep!
E. Dorset, VT
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Subject: eBird Report - Dead Creek confluence with Otter Creek, Aug 11, 2016
Dead Creek confluence with Otter Creek, Addison, Vermont, US
Aug 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Comments: 85 degrees, plus. Paddled Dead Creek. Very shallow to heavy mud. Bird activity on slde mud flats.
25 species (+1 other taxa) With Dave Parker.
Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 3
Great Blue Heron 16
Turkey Vulture 4
Northern Harrier 1 brown
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 200 Flocks of 30- 50 +/- flying about and landing on mudflats so was able to count. Probably other species in flocks, but unable to ID
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Seen at 30'. Characteristic sewing machine feeding. Very light belly. Distinctive eye line and dark cap.
Spotted Sandpiper 8
Solitary Sandpiper 4 Seen on mudflats from the bridge and from kayak. Distinctive white eye ring. Seen next to Spotted Sp.
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Seen with Lessers so good comparison.
Lesser Yellowlegs 37 Mixed in with peeps. Probably very undercounted.
Ring-billed Gull 8
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 30 Guesstimate. sizable number moving S early afternoon
Barn Swallow 20 Under bridge and over water early afternoon.
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Cedar Waxwing 4
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31061001
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