Buff-breasted Sandpiper (still) - Washtenaw Co. - Fri., Sep. 3, 10am
mseft at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 16:19:46 EDT 2004
Good news. The redoubtable John Swales, Dean O'
Washtenaw County Shorebirders, together with Roger
Wykes, relocated the Gooding Rd. sod farm
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at 10am this morning. Note
below. I'm assuming the bird was in approximately the
same location, but will let you know if I get further
details. I know some of you were waiting for the
weekend to tick this for your county list.
--- jmswales at umich.edu wrote:
> Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 15:43:31 -0400
> From: jmswales at umich.edu
> To: Mike Sefton <mseft at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [se-mi-birdlist] Re: Buff-breasted
> Sandpiper, Washtenaw Co.,
> not seen, Thu., Sep. 2
> With some difficulty, Roger Wykes and I relocated
> the bird at about ten this morning.
> John Swales
> --On Thursday, September 02, 2004 6:45 PM -0700 Mike
> <mseft at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Birders,
> > I was unable to find the Buff-breasted or
> > Sandpipers, originally found by Jacco Gelderloos
> > crew on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Gooding Rd. site
> > evening, Sep. 2, from about 6pm to 7pm. I also
> > checked the other fields in the area of Willow Rd.
> > McCrone Rd. with no luck. Karl may have had the
> > sighting on Sep. 1.
> > The birds could still be there, as there are
> > and large clumps of plowed earth to hide behind.
> > Plenty of Killdeer, Horned Larks, starlings, and
> > Doves were present in the field.
> > Mike Sefton
> > --- "Karl.Overman at usdoj.gov"
> <Karl.Overman at usdoj.gov>
> > wrote:
> >> This morning, September 1st, before work I
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> as they were in roughly plowed ground.
> >> I also checked the Waltz sod farm, about 13 miles
> >> the east in nearby southern Wayne County, and
> >> nothing of note except two distant peeps, at
> >> one of which was a Baird's. This was on the
> >> side of Ash Road east of Waltz Road. I also
> >> further east over the railroad tracks and found
> >> nothing of note.
> >> Karl Overman
> >> Farmington Hills, Mi
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