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The shorebird picture was dramatically different today than yesterday when the fallout occured.  However, there were still several hundred shorebirds to be found at the locations I described yesterday, the best today (and yesterday) being the Middle Road spot in Swanton.  Most birds seen yesterday have departed, but there was still a good variety to be found including Sanderling,
Black-bellied and Golden Plovers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, White-rumped, Least, Semipalmated, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, Snipe, Pipits, Merlin, and best of all, the BUFF BREASTED
SANDPIPER, was still at Middle Road this evening.  The Buff-breasted hangs out in the rough part of the field on the right as you face it, and usually withing a couple hundred feet of the road.  It can be challenging trying to find it.

Dick Lavallee


Dottie Lavallee
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