Date: 9/17/17 12:16 pm From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Re: Ruff/Reeve and Buff-breasted Sandpiper near Beaufort NC
Excellent photos of the Ruff and Buff-breasted Sandpiper from Steve Howell, on the eBird report. However, Steve uploaded the two Least Sandpiper photos under Buff-breasted Sandpiper, so that "Buff-breasted Sandpiper" on the eBird list has 4 photos -- two of Leasts and two of the Buff-breasted. I am sure he or an editor can quickly correct this. Thanks.
Harry LeGrand Raleigh
P.S. Eddie Owens' White-rumped Sandpiper at Lake Wheeler from yesterday remained to be seen by several of us (me around 9:30 and Lucas Bobay this afternoon). I was going to enter an eBird report now but I saw essentially what Lucas did from the overlook -- not much but Killdeer and far distant other shorebirds.
On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM, John Fussell <jofuss...> wrote:
> This morning Clyde Atkins found a juvenile Ruff/Reeve and a juvenile > Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the Beaufort Club golf course just N of > Beaufort. Steve Howell and I found the birds soon thereafter. > > The birds were at the south end of the golf course, at the very end of the > road, along the borders of a recently paved section of road in a new > subdivision (no houses yet). Bordering the road, on both sides, is mostly > bare ground with newly planted grass. The birds were at about 34.7525, > -76.6423. > > Sometimes both birds could be seen standing next to each other, and both > were very tame. Other shorebird species seen while we were there were > Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper > (1), Least Sandpiper, and Semipalmated Sandpiper. > > A Merlin was working the area while we were there, causeing the shorebirds > to flush and fly around occasionally. > > John Fussell > Morehead City, NC >