Date: 8/30/17 1:26 pm From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Swan Creek
Great find. About 2:45 the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper flew to the south edge of the South Cell near a large piece of white trash. It was not visible at the distance.
Before it flew, it hung out on the spit on the west side of the North Cell. That is were several of us got photos.
It briefly landed in front of us next to a Pectoral Sandpiper. That would have been a great photo but it was too quick for me.
> On Aug 30, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> wrote:
> I've received nothing but positive comments about the interesting Calidris, so I'm starting a new thread here.
> Tim Carney notes that TODAY ONLY there is Swan Creek access until 5:30 PM. As far as I know, people on site are not currently seeing the bird. Closer photos were obtained after I left by Ryan Johnson and Dan Haas.
> *** NOTE: Swan Creek/Cox Creek is an active industrial site and mitigation project in northern Anne Arundel Co. Access is at the end of Kembo Road off Fort Smallwood Road near 695. The site is open ONLY Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be in your car and leaving at 3:30 p.m.. Remember to always sign in at the office, to be on your best behavior (people have worked hard to coordinate this access), and to stick to permitted areas. This Swan Creek map linked here details where you are and aren't allowed to walk. http://www.billhubick.com/docs/swan_creek_map.jpg. ***
> Good luck!
> Matt Hafner
> Forest Hill, MD
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