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Date:         Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:03:15 -0400
Reply-To:     Charlie Ewell <anhinga42@EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Sender:       Shorebird Discussion Group <SHOREBIRDS@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Charlie Ewell <anhinga42@EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Subject:      central Florida/east coast report from last week
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[mailto:SpaceCoastAudubon@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of PHYLLIS AND HOWARD Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:25 PM To: SpaceCoastAudubon@yahoogroups.com; FLORIDABIRDS Subject: [SpaceCoastAudubon] Merrit Island NWR

The bird of the day on Peacock Pocket Rd. at MINWR had to be the female Ruff! Also exciting to see was a King Rail highlighted by the morning sun, 1 each- Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, dozens of Stilt Sandpipers, several Dunlin, a few Semipalmated Sandpipers.

On Bio Lab Rd. the bird of the day was the Wimbrel. Semipalmated Plovers and Stilt Sandpipers were abundant-at least 300-400 each; about 75 Black-bellied Plovers in all degrees of color; About 25 Long-billed Dowitchers and more of Short-billed; 1 Solitary Sandpiper. Wading birds are numerous, active and beautiful!

Oak/Palm hammock was quiet. In a quick trip through, I saw only 1 Black and White, I male American Redstart, 1 Parula, 1 Black-throated Blue.

Phyllis Mansfield, Cocoa Beach Every Day a New Adventure

Charlie Ewell

Cape Coral, FL

anhinga42@embarqmail.com


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