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Re: [CALBIRDS] Godwit sightings

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  • Canyon Wren
    Hi Calbirders and Alan, In response to Alan s statement about Hudsonian Godwits, here is my two cents worth: We actually had a flock of 26 pass by Miller
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2003
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      Hi Calbirders and Alan,
      In response to Alan's statement about Hudsonian Godwits, here is
      my two cents worth:

      We actually had a flock of 26 pass by Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana on Lake
      Michigan about a week ago. Highest count of this species anywhere in the
      and anywhere along Lake Michigan that I am aware of. Usually we do good
      to get one or two.

      But, we now have some young enthusiastic birders who spend a lot of time
      watching Lake Michigan so wonderful things are being reported.

      First Parasitic Jaeger just appeared this week-end.

      Good Birding!

      Lynea Hinchman
      Michigan City, Indiana
      Heart of the Indiana Dunes

      Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't
      do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from
      the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
      Discover. -- Mark Twain

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <SiriusGuy@...>
      To: <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 2:46 PM
      Subject: [CALBIRDS] Godwit sightings

      > Being a nitwit when it comes to Godwits, not to mention a few hundred
      > species, what I gather from brief reading would be that the Hudsonian
      > sightings are a "big deal" because the birds reported are far from their
      > migration route, which I understand to be typically non-stop from the Far
      > (i.e., Hudson's Bay area) down to the Gulf Coast, then over the Gulf of
      > Mexico to South America. So, even to spot them on the ground almost
      anywhere in
      > the United States would be unusual.
      > Are there other aspects that make this of interest? Might the HUGO be a
      > species I'd have a chance of spotting during my mid-September trip to the
      > Caribbean?
      > Alan Birnbaum
      > Fresno, CA
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