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10313Anchorage--Carr-Gottstein Sanderling

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  • Aaron Bowman
    Aug 16, 2014
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      On a trip down to Carr-Gottstein Park today with Enric F. there were
      many of the same birds as yesterday. After a closer look today the
      "American Golden Plover" I saw yesterday it either changed somehow into
      a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER over night or was a completely different bird. I
      tend to think I made some miscalculations yesterday with my rather
      sub-par viewing conditions (that is what I will blame it on anyway).
      A SOLITARY SANDPIPER called as it flew over, and after walking about a
      mile out onto the flats (a literal mile to the NW) we had good looks at
      Below is a link to a photo of that bird.
      Other birds of note were about 10 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 6 PECTORAL
      SANDPIPERS a flock of 15 or so BANK SWALLOWS that looked to be on the
      move, and a SHARP-SHINED HAWK turning the table and reversing the attack
      on a magpie.


      Aaron Bowman
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