Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 22:20:37 -0500
Reply-To: Phyllis Sully <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Phyllis Sully <prsully@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: Purple Sandpipers/Tybee Island
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This morning, I was very fortunate to be in the company of Les Davenport,
who took time away from his busy schedule and drive from his home to Tybee
Island and chauffer three desperate women birders (Jackie Heyda, Leslie
Curran and Pat Sully) to the North End Beach, in order to locate some very
important Sandpipers and whatever else that was good to see, along the way.
Before our time was up that we three had set and for Les to leave for an
important appointment, he was able to locate the two PURPLE SANDPIPERS, per
our request (if possible). As we approached the last group of gulls, within
our time frame, it seemed the sandpipers were patiently waiting for our
arrival, as they were in front of the other shorebirds at the waters edge.
Being that we all were on a rather tight schedule this morning, within those
two hours of walking on the NorthEnd Beach, we were able to see some other
good birds and I was able to leave with 2 new 'life' birds, one other being
the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
Other birds seen here were the following:
BUFFLEHEAD, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, WILLET, DUNLIN, SANDERLING, WESTERN
SANDPIPER, RING-BILLED GULL, HERRING GULL, ROYAL TERN, FORESTER'S TERN,
BLACK SKIMMER(S), NORTHERN GANNET, BROWN PELICAN, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT,
I only mentioned the 'water' birds seen at this location in this message.
I was able to see for 'my' first time, a Bufflehead's bright red feet, while
one was in flight. Very pretty in the sunshine and bright blue sky
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