I got a call early this afternoon from Reuben Stoltzfus. He saw a couple of Ruddy Turnstones at Benning on the Wildlife Drive. More intriguing is that he saw several large Calidris type sandpipers (Ruff? Knot?) at Knox-Marsellus which he was unable to ID due to severe mid-day heat shimmer. The light conditions should improve as the sun gets lower in the west late this afternoon, and if someone is there with a scope, they might find something unusual. These birds may move on with tonight’s north winds, so I hope someone has a chance to look today.
Also a reminder, meet at 7am Saturday at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center or shortly after at the overlook on East Rd and we can walk down to K-M for better views. More species have been reported to our north and they should be arriving here, too. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --