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Hey Everybirdy,

  Just did a leisurely drive through Blackpoint Wildlife Drive and  L-Pond Rd
around 5:30 this afternoon to see what I might find.  Came up  with 35
species all together.  The only shorebirds found on L-Pond Rd were  Least Sandpipers
but I expect with the aquatic vegetation thickening and the  water receding
that more birds shall be catching on soon!
  On Blackpoint Drive the only shorebirds I found were by Stop 4 and  7.
10+ Short-billed Dowitchers
100+ Least Sandpipipers
30+Western Sandpipers
8 Killdeer
3 Black-bellied Plovers
12 Ruddy Turnstones
20+ Greater Yellowlegs
14+ Lesser Yellowlegs-  seems they are new arrivals as I had not seen  any
Lessers all week
  Mysteriously absent were Willets and Black-necked Stilts along the  drive.
I know there are a few behind Pumphouse Rd (Willets), Last time I  saw BN
Stilts on the Drive was last week, about a dozen flew overhead just  past stop 9
on Blackpoint, haven't seen them out there since.  There  are still a few out
on Biolab Road though.
  See you out there!


Thomas J. Dunkerton


Titusville, FL
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