Date: 4/18/17 9:52 am From: Ricky Davis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Upland Sandpiper RockyMount-Wilson Airport
On the way to work this morning, I stopped at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport to see if the Grasshopper Sparrows were back (they are) and had an Upland Sandpiper fly over, calling all the way. I lost it in the low clouds, but I think it circled and landed out in the grass. The area was about midway along the Road that runs along the back side of the runway. I can't remember if anyone has reported this species in NC this spring. Also ran by Buckhorn Res and had 5 Common Loons drop in from the clouds, kinda neat! Also had a Bank Swallow in with the usuals.