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Subject: Return of the Duck! 11/4/07
From: "Thomas J. Dunkerton" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 4 Nov 2007 18:34:10 EST

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Hey Everybirdy, 
  No, I'm not implying the return of an actual duck, just an ol'  
woundedmallard, much to the chagrin of some, I'm sure!  Ha-ha  ;-)
  Parrish Park held the biggest shorebird flock of the day with  some 20+ 
Short-billed Dowitchers and a lone Dunlin along with the usual begging  
  A quick pass through Blackpoint and Biolab today just to get my  juices 
flowing.  Nothing extraordinary.  
  An Eastern Phoebe hanging out near stop 9.  I stopped to  photograph it for 
the heck of it and could swear I heard a Sedge Wren chattering  along that 
overgrown dike just passed the Cruickshank parking lot  entrance.  A fly by 
juvenile Bald Eagle was nice.
  Did spot a small mixed flock of peeps along Biolab that included  mostly 
Dunlin and Sanderlings with a couple of Least and one Western  Sandpiper.
  Headed to the beach and stopped #8 pullover for a look at the  Scoters, all 
of which are on the south side now and pretty much stayed to the  back.  12 
Scoters in all today, 8 Black's (one male), and 4  Surf's  looking like 
juveniles.  As I watched them they always seemed to keep  somewhat separated.  They 
would seemingly all dive at once, and upon  surfacing together they 
consistently separated species.
  Also had a Rough-winged Swallow among  4 or 5 Barn's that  were working the 
  On the Seashore all was fairly quiet.  A Royal Tern with  fish being 
harrassed by a Laughing Gull, individual Ruddy Turnstones,  Sanderlings and 
Black-bellied Plovers intermittently passing by.
  Headed out, pulled over to join Bob Sanders and friend Becky for  a nice 
look at a pair of Bald Eagles basking in the setting sun on the old radio  tower 
along SR 402.
  See you out there!
Tom Dunkerton
Titusville, FL
p.s.-  Tons of Sparrows (Chipping, White-crowned, White-throated  and a few 
Vespers) from my Kentucky/Tennessee trip, asked me to send their  regards!  :-)

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