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   I bet you didn't speed on your way down to Lee
   County, did you?
   Wes

Brian Ahern wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Being in a 12 hour driving class yesterday (too many speeding tickets for
> chasing rare birds) I wasn't about to get out, so early this morning I headed
> to Sanibel where I bumped into Dave Simpson before dawn in the parking lot at
> the Lighthouse. At first light we started walking down the beach. At 6:40am,
> about 3/4 to 1 mile down the beach we found the Surfbird with a group of
> about 75 Red Knots, this was the first large group we encountered. They were
> actively feeding on Beach-Fleas along the edge of the surf slowly moving in
> the direction towards the Lighthouse. Also, it was amusing to watch 5 or 7
> Ruddy Turnstones nipping and herding the Red Knots along just as herding dogs
> do to cattle; feisty little things!
> Good Birding!,
> Brian Ahern
> Tampa, FL.
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