Date: 9/13/17 5:23 am
From: Mike Judd (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Hooper Lane strikes again! 9/12/17
Thanks to Simon for putting out the early report (in the rain it appears)
and sharing those great birds with us.


On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 9:24 PM, Simon Thompson <carolinabirds...>
wrote:

> Folks
> A latish report from our "shorebird hotspot" from earlier today - several
> of us went out first thing this morning as the feeder bands of
> Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma were coming through the NC Mountains. It was
> very muddy and rainy - and yes, a couple of us got very wet indeed!
>
> Anyway, we hiked down to some of the more flooded fields and the
> shorebird/wader show was quite impressive highlights are below:
>
> Black-bellied Plover 1
> American Golden-Plover 6
> Semipalmated Plover 4
> Killdeer 150
> Hudsonian Godwit 2
> Stilt Sandpiper 1
> Least Sandpiper 3
> White-rumped Sandpiper 5
> Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2
> Pectoral Sandpiper 28
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 4
> Western Sandpiper 8
> Red-necked Phalarope 1
> Lesser Yellowlegs 6
>
> As we were leaving, a black and white tern flew overhead, which we
> initially identified as a Bridled; subsequently the photos proved it was a
> Sooty Tern. Another was found at nearby Lake Julian an hour later. Photos
> have also been posted on e-bird. This was the first WNC record of this
> species, which was soon followed by another in Buncombe County.
> Photos of the Hudsonian Godwit, Red-necked Phalarope and Sooty Tern are on
> the e-bird list below.
>
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> Thanks to Doug Johnston and Wayne Forsythe for their photos and Aaron
> Steed and Bob Butler for being such good sports in dreadful weather.
>
> It was an exhausting, but very satisfying, day!
>
> Simon
>
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>
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