Date: 8/25/19 9:44 am
From: Peter Crosson <capecodbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Baird’s sandpiper - Sandwich

I had a juvenile Bairdâ~@~Ys sandpiper today at Stoufferâ~@~Ys Puddle in Sandwich. For those unfamiliar with this area, it is a large pool that forms in the salt marsh at certain tides, ringed by mud flats and surrounded by higher ground. It resembles a miniature version of the Powder Hole on South Monomoy. Optimal tide is a lowish high tide,
around 9 feet on the Barnstable tide chart. Tomorrow morning around 8 AM should again be optimal conditions, if anyone is interested in chasing this bird.

To get to the area, take Foster Road off of exit 3, and turn left at its end onto Saltmarsh Road. Follow this almost to the end, where there is a small sand parking lot on the left with a rope going across the trail. Just walk in the trail to the puddle, about a 10 minute walk.

Good birding,
Peter Crosson
West Barnstable, MA
Sent from my iPhone
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