Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Washtenaw Co., not seen, Thu., Sep. 2
mseft at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 2 21:45:25 EDT 2004
I was unable to find the Buff-breasted or Baird's
Sandpipers, originally found by Jacco Gelderloos and
crew on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Gooding Rd. site this
evening, Sep. 2, from about 6pm to 7pm. I also
checked the other fields in the area of Willow Rd. and
McCrone Rd. with no luck. Karl may have had the last
sighting on Sep. 1.
The birds could still be there, as there are gullies
and large clumps of plowed earth to hide behind.
Plenty of Killdeer, Horned Larks, starlings, and M.
Doves were present in the field.
--- "Karl.Overman at usdoj.gov" <Karl.Overman at usdoj.gov>
> This morning, September 1st, before work I checked
> the sod farm in SE Washtenaw County at Willow and
> Gooding Road and found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper
> where it has been present for almost a week. I also
> saw three Baird's Sandpipers (not with the
> Buff-breasted) and hoards of Killdeer. The key
> shorebirds were not easy to see even though quite
> close to Gooding Road on the east side of the road
> as they were in roughly plowed ground.
> I also checked the Waltz sod farm, about 13 miles to
> the east in nearby southern Wayne County, and found
> nothing of note except two distant peeps, at least
> one of which was a Baird's. This was on the north
> side of Ash Road east of Waltz Road. I also checked
> further east over the railroad tracks and found
> nothing of note.
> Karl Overman
> Farmington Hills, Mi
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