Great find Eric!!!

I was able to go down to Panton and try for this bird. I arrived there at
2:40 p.m. I began looking in the area that Eric described and after a
couple of minutes, the Purple Sandpiper (adult nonbreeding) suddenly
appeared along the shoreline. I watched it for about a 1/2 hour. It fed
along the shoreline and shallow water. When I left it was still busily
feeding at 3:10 p.m. There's no telling whether it will be there again
tomorrow. . . Good luck to those that get a chance to try for it.

Thanks Eric for putting the word out so promptly.

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Eric Hynes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Becky Marvil and I just stumbled upon a Purple Sandpiper at Stone Dam in
> Panton.  It's foraging along the shoreline on the north side of the dam
> just across the spillway.  Being from Maine until recently, not sure  how
> "good" a bird this is here but thought I better post right away. Photos
> taken.
> Eric Hynes
> South Burlington
> Sent from my iPhone