Date: 10/8/17 3:06 pm From: John Fussell <jofuss...> Subject: Bar-taied Godwit and Reddish Egrets continue
We (Jeannie Kraus, Marty Wall, Steve Howell, and I) found the Bar-tailed Godwit at east Shackleford Banks (Cape Lookout NS) today. We found it at high tide (a very high high tide) on the ocean (= bight) side of the island. When we first spotted it, it was in a large flock of shorebirds made up primarily of Black-bellied Plovers, with some Short-billed Dowitchers and Red Knots.
Other shorebirds included 6 Wilson's Plovers.
2 Reddish Egrets continue on the "Hidden Flats".
A newly germinated growth of what I thought might be Ipomoea pes-caprae last week has grown a lot in one week (to a well-defined vine) and it is definitely that species, which is very rare in North Carolina.