Date: 9/22/19 5:43 pm From: Robert Ross <plumisl...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson Plover at Sandy Point
The Wilson's was easily seen Sunday evening at around 6:15 PM among the large flock of plovers at Sandy Point. From the parking lot, take the path to the beach on the right side of lot, walk out toward beach, follow the beach grass line to the right and continue past the point to an area not seen from the parking lot. There is a bar where the gulls, terns, and skimmers have been found. You will see the gulls. To the right of this area is a slough, covered with brown dead beach grass and in front of this slough is a wrack line. With your back to the beach, search the wrack line until you find the large flock of semi-palm plovers. Look for the bird with the much large black bill. The bird is grey, not black, and looks much like a juvenile semi-palm but is as large or a bit larger than an adult. The much larger bill is evident.