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Baird's Sandpiper - Virgin Creek Beach

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  • K A Havlena
    Sun, 19 May, 2013 -- This morning, Cheryl Watson found a BAIRD S SANDPIPER at Virgin Creek beach.  The bird was near the north end of the main beach, north
    Message 1 of 2 , May 19, 2013
      Sun, 19 May, 2013 -- This morning, Cheryl Watson found a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
      at Virgin Creek beach.  The bird was near the north end of the 'main' beach, north
      of the creek but south of the flat, offshore rock (where Harlequin Ducks loaf in the
      late fall and winter).  It was feeding in almost-dry sand in small piles of kelp and
      driftwood.  This is very rare for spring (possibly a first spring record for MEN County).
       
      Virgin Creek beach is just north of the Fort Bragg city limits, where are two parking
      areas (a large dirt pull out and an unmarked State Park entrance a little further north).
       
      For Cheryl Watson
       
       
      (K Havlena)
      Fort Bragg, MEN, California

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    • Lisa Walker (Feather)
      I went out and ended up getting a few photos of the Baird s Sandpiper. I will be posting them shortly. The bird was at the north end of the beach as reported.
      Message 2 of 2 , May 19, 2013
        I went out and ended up getting a few photos of the Baird's Sandpiper.
        I will be posting them shortly.
        The bird was at the north end of the beach as reported. Two birders from Sacramento and another from San Rafael were there, watching with binoculars and walking slowly towards the bird as it foraged along the sand with a group of Sanderlings.
        It got as far as Virgin Creek, then flew south over the mouth of the creek and began foraging in that direction.
        That was around 5:45 PM or so.
        Am heading over to the Mendo Birds site now to post photos.
        Lisa

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        --- On Sun, 5/19/13, K A Havlena <kahavlena@...> wrote:

        From: K A Havlena <kahavlena@...>
        Subject: [Mendobirds] Baird's Sandpiper - Virgin Creek Beach
        To: "Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com" <Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:11 PM
















         









        Sun, 19 May, 2013 -- This morning, Cheryl Watson found a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER

        at Virgin Creek beach.  The bird was near the north end of the 'main' beach, north

        of the creek but south of the flat, offshore rock (where Harlequin Ducks loaf in the

        late fall and winter).  It was feeding in almost-dry sand in small piles of kelp and

        driftwood.  This is very rare for spring (possibly a first spring record for MEN County).

         

        Virgin Creek beach is just north of the Fort Bragg city limits, where are two parking

        areas (a large dirt pull out and an unmarked State Park entrance a little further north).

         

        For Cheryl Watson

         

         

        (K Havlena)

        Fort Bragg, MEN, California



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