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Hello Everybirdy,

  Did a little romping around today.  Hit Jetty Park,  forgot there was a
launch today.  Putzed around on the beach a bit, intersting sights were:
at least 15 Royal Terns with bands
2 Sandwich Terns with bands
4 imm. Great Black Backed Gulls on the main beach
6 Adult Great Black-backed on the CCAFS side of the inlet
Plenty of Imm. and Adult Northern Gannets in scope range off shore

  Headed over to MINWRto peek behind Pumphouse Road, since I hadn't been
there in almost a week!!!  Can you believe it?? lol

some of the goods on the left:
2 Gull-billed Terns
30+ Red Knots ( a few appeared to be getting some color)
1 Short-billed Dowitcher needling the mud
30 Marbled Godwits   They were all flocked together on the edge of the mud
flat.  Someone must've tipped them off that the water level on the right side of
the dike was dropping so they all decided to check it out.  Was a colorful
view watching them "leap" over the dike road.  Joann from Vermont got to see'em
too!
Still a good bunch of Ruddy's and Lesser Scaup out there
75 or so Am. White Pelicans

 some of the goods on the right:
15 Green-winged Teal
25+ Am. Wigeon  (anyone seen the Eurasian there lately?)
3 Black-bellied Plovers
2 Willets
20+ Northern Shovelers
100+ Northern Pintails

See you out there.

Thomas J. Dunkerton
Titusville, FL.
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"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge."
-Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882)

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