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Re: Shorebirds at Lake Crabtree (Raleigh)
- To: "Will Cook" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Shorebirds at Lake Crabtree (Raleigh)
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 17:33:14 -0400
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Doug's Baird's Sandpiper (this one is named for both of them) was still at
Lake Crabtree at 2 pm, in the same area where Doug found it, hanging with 3
Killdeer and very inconspicuous in the grass except when flushed. There was
also a Cattle Egret on the point. While I was there, in a reversal of roles,
the Cattle Egret departed but the Baird's stayed ... what are the chances?
This has been a very interesting day in Wake County.
Dan Kaplan again
From: Will Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 11:53 AM
Subject: Shorebirds at Lake Crabtree (Raleigh)
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From: "Shadwick, Doug" <email@example.com>
Date sent: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 11:21:08 -0400
I had a chance to stop by Lake Crabtree Park early on today. Gordon seems
to have dropped a number of interesting birds that might be of interest to
Carolina Birders. The best of the birds was a Baird's Sandpiper in fresh
juvenile plumage - it appeared very scaly on the back. A Stilt Sandpiper
also stopped by and fed for a few minutes. The shorebirds were on the
right-most point of the free play area (the large lawn on the right as one
enters the park). Small pools formed by the rain and the short grass are
attractive to the migrating shorebirds.
There were plenty of passerines moving hastely through the foliage. Warblers
were present in many locations with a few each of Tennessee, Bay-breasted
and Blackburnian Warblers in addition to more common migrants. The Boat
House Parking lot is fairly open and allows for some quick unobstructed
views of the birds as they careen through the trees and shrubs.
The best time to visit the park is at opening time (8 AM). The migrants
birs are usually out and moving and shorebirds have not been flushed by dogs
and hikers this early.
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Charles W. "Will" Cook w 919-660-7423
Box 90340, Biology Dept., Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708