Date: 10/26/17 12:57 pm From: Jeff Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Mystery shorebird
Yesterday afternoon I had a brief look at a flyover bird. No binocs, a few seconds overhead before a building blocked my view. It appeared to be a shorebird and built like a large plover. I did not see much, but I didn't see either a long bill or long trailing legs. I would have forgotten about it altogether except for the flight call. Twice it gave a loud "krick-krick", taking about 1.5 seconds for each two note call. The call was low pitched and harsh, non-musical. Very distinctive, but of what?
This was at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, where we have lots of open ground, including dry fields and salt marsh on the sound.