Date: 9/23/19 11:44 am
From: John Fussell <jofuss...>
Subject: Reddish Egrets at East Shackleford Banks, NC
On Sunday, we (Suzanne Wheatcraft, Steve Howell, and I) birded east
Shackleford Banks (Cape Lookout NS).

We hoped to find "the" Bar-tailed Godwit, but no luck on that, and we did
not see a Long-billed Curlew either.

However, we did see 4 Reddish Egrets (all dark-morph adults), a nice count
for the species.

Other counts included 27 Piping Plovers (in a flock of resting birds on the
ocean side at high tide), 16 Wilson's Plovers (in the same flock containing
the 27 Pipings), and 103 Marbled Godwits.

John Fussell
Morehead City, NC

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