Fwd: [sjbirds] UPLAND SANDPIPER, Waverly Rd, SJ Co.
- bird is still there this morning....calling at 5:20 am.
26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
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> From: Frances Oliver <hummer52ffo@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Date: June 25, 2011 10:41:15 PM PDT
> To: County birders <firstname.lastname@example.org>, CV Birds <email@example.com>, SJ BIRDS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [sjbirds] UPLAND SANDPIPER, Waverly Rd, SJ Co.
> Tonight, I joined a group of friends searching for the UPLAND SANDPIPER found
> this afternoon by Linda Pittman and Karen Zumwalt along Waverly Rd. Luck would
> have it that within 5 minutes of my arrival (~830PM), Todd Easterla, Fritz
> Steurer, & Lisa Jorgenson spotted it flying across the field on the West side of
> road. It then flew up high over head, circling around delighting us by
> displaying & vocalizing. When it looked like it was flying off, it returned and
> flew even closer, giving many birders great looks. For a few of the birders it
> was a life bird, for the majority a state bird, and for the minority just a
> county bird! But what a county bird!!
> So, for those of you who intend to look tomorrow focus on the West side of the
> road, around the windmill that is just N of the ranch. It seem to settle in for
> the night around the windmill. Just as I was ready to send this, John Luther
> called to say it was still vocalizing as he arrived around 945PM in that area.
> So if you can't find it around the windmill look for it in the area that Linda
> first reported it around the residence. Her comments: There is a residence off
> the road on the west side of road and a silver metal pipe gate just south on the
> east side of the road just past the peak of the hill. On the east side of the
> fence is bare ground - firebreak? The sandpiper was on the east side behind the
> silver gate on the bare ground (where I got first photos at 3:15 pm). It ran
> along the edge of the grass on east side of bare dirt and flushed (also
> vocalized in flight) going north about 100'. We moved the car up, more photos.
> It flew back south, across the clearing by gate and dropped into the grass about
> 50' east of fence and about the same distance south of the gate clearing. We
> could not locate it in the grass. I did see a bird flying west, on the west side
> of road sort of toward the residence (with really brief vocalization) that made
> me think it could have been the sandpiper, but not sure because I did not see it
> cross the road.
> What a great way to spend an evening in the company of fellow birding friends!
> Its always great to see David Yee, John Trochet, Jeanne Ridgely (from Groveland,
> Todd E, Fritz S, Lisa J, Liz W, Joanne K., Virginia & Kathy B.
> Good Birding!
> Lodi, CA
- Hi Birders
The Lesser Sand-plover is still present in Orange County:
Bolsa Chica near Harriet Wieder Park.
Mary & Nick Freeman
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