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Can someone please tell me where the Farrell Access is in the Dead Creek
WMA?  I checked the VT Fish and Wildlife WMA map of the area and see nothing
labeled that way.  I'm heading over tomorrow and would like to visit that
area in hopes that a few shorebirds may be still hanging around... thanks!
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Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY
Southern Adirondacks
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryan Pfeiffer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:33 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Champlain Valley Shorebirds (and Jaeger)


> A few highlights from some classic late-summer birding in the Champlain
> Valley today:
>
> [] Ted Murin and I got nice looks at a lazy juvenile Parasitic Jaeger at
> Charlotte Town Beach this morning. A Merlin and three White-winged Scoters
> also moved south along the lake.
>
> [] The shorebird show at Farrell Access to Dead Creek included two Baird's
> Sandpipers and a Red-necked Phalarope, among more common shorebirds and
> ducks. With rising water levels, diversity and abundance dropped compared
> to yesterday. (Enjoying those birds were Ted, Dick Lavalle, Pat Pratt,
> Brian McAllister and I.)
>
> [] Dick found three more Red-necked Phalaropes in a small farm pond at
> Goodrich Corners in Addison. (Dick will no doubt post some other great
> finds today.)
>
> [] I located two Buff-breasted Sandpipers in a field recently seeded in
> alfalfa in Addison (the field has Buff-breast written all over it). It's
at
> the corner of Old Stonehouse Road and Route 22A, 1.25 miles north of
> Addison Four Corners (which is the intersection of Route 22A and 17). The
> field also included about 20 American Golden Plovers, 12 Pectoral
> Sandpipers, about 20 Killdeer and a handful of American Pipits. A Merlin
> put up most of the shorebirds, but this field may retain some drawing
power.
>
> Monarchs were moving south in fair-to-moderate numbers today. And
Wandering
> Glider, a dragonfly species that actually crosses oceans, was abundant.
>
> --Bryan Pfeiffer
>
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