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Re: coastal trip highlights
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- Subject: Re: coastal trip highlights
- From: "Brad Carlson" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 23:05:32 -0500
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I was interested to read your coastal trip report. Are you confident of the
identification of the Great-crested Flycatcher that you saw at Alligator
River NWR today? This would be highly unusual at this time of year. In
fact, I believe it would be unprecedented, but I am not sure of that. Last
year, there were at least two reports of "Myiarchus" flycatchers in NC in
the November timeframe that turned out to be Ash-throated Flycatchers. Was
this possibility considered?
>From: "Harrold, Eric S" <email@example.com>
>To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: coastal trip highlights
>Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 21:54:58 -0500
>The Blue Ridge Birders visited Mattamuskeet and Pea Island this weekend and
>were rewarded with a good mix of common and somewhat unusual birds.
>Mattamuskeet was very different from my trip there 4 years ago as the water
>levels were very low with some impoundments nearly dried up. On Friday the
>causeway was fairly unproductive in the afternoon, but the road behind the
>lodge provided access to the waterfowl. We parked and walked down an access
>trail behind an impoundment and found:
>Unfortunately, we did not find the Tropical Kingbird at Oregon Inlet on
>Saturday morning but we did see all the "usual birds" in terms of gulls,
>pelicans, and cormorants.
>The blind along the road by North Pond permitted us to get great looks at
>all the waterfowl and others including:
>A little farther down the road we saw:
>Salt Marsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow
>Late evening at Bodie Island provided Greater Yellowlegs and a Virginia
>This morning before returning home, we stopped in at Alligator River
>National Wildlife Refuge and birded along Milltail Road. In the "Land of a
>Zillion Harriers" we also saw Rough-legged Hawk, Bald Eagle, Prairie
>Warbler, Great-crested Flycatcher, Bobwhite, and a host of common species.
>A special "thank you" goes out to Jeff Lewis who was a willing and
>resourceful guide for us on Saturday morning on Pea Island. Its great to
>bird with a local who is really on top of the birds in their area.
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