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Thanks for the clarification, Lenore.

I asked for information yesterday and there was some confusion relating to 
Mr Bouton's post; namely as to the date to which his report related.
I note there is no further news from Huguenot today, so if anyone has any 
gen, it would be appreciated.
Terry Donovan
Windermere

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From: "Lenore McCullagh" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:46 PM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [FLBIRDS] [BRDBRAIN] Greater Sand-Plover 2009-05-26 -- Maybe 
... and a Horned Lizarrd

> All,
>
>
>
> I am the "woman" who "claimed" to see the GSPL yesterday about noon. 
> Actually, I am the woman who saw the GSPL about noon and am now claiming 
> the sighting again.
>
>
>
> I first saw the bird on 05/16 after hearing about him at 10:30 PM the 
> night before, having just returning from South FL. I went out to Huguenot 
> yesterday to see the Red Knots and the terns being reported.
>
>
>
> It was a glorious day with nice weather and lots of courtship and x rated 
> behavior going on especially with the Royal Terns and Laughing Gulls. The 
> REKN were gone but lots of other birds to enjoy. I had my scope on an 
> Arctic Tern for about 15 or more minutes.
>
>
>
> Driving from the ocean side back toward the family beach, proceeding to 
> the South along the cord grass area where the plovers are seen, I saw him. 
> The tide was still fairly high. It had been high as I recall at 1050. He 
> was on the other side of the rope barrier but close to it. I watched him 
> for a minute or so. He was jerking around in an agitated fashion. He may 
> have vocalized. I do not recall for sure. Then he flushed, flying to the 
> North. Since I was sitting facing South, I did not follow him. I thought 
> at the time that his brick red upper breast band look so beautiful in the 
> sunlight. I am surprised that he was not found again. After seeing a post 
> yesterday from Jeff Bouton (sp?) which I gathered meant the bird was seen, 
> I did not post my sighting.
>
>
>
> Good luck to those who are now and will be looking.
>
>
>
> Lenore McCullagh
>
> Orange Park
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>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bill Pranty " < billpranty @ HOTMAIL .COM>
> To: BRDBRAIN @ LISTSERV .ADMIN. USF . EDU
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:27:28 PM GMT -05:00 Colombia
> Subject: [ BRDBRAIN ] Greater Sand-Plover 2009-05-26 -- Maybe ... and a 
> Horned Lizarrd
>
> Good evening all,
>
> I stopped by Huguenot Memorial Park on my way to Fort Clinch State Park 
> this afternoon. I arrived around 1430 and departed 2 hours later. The bird 
> was not seen by anybody (there were 12-15 people looking) during that 
> time, nor was it seen from 0800 to past 1100.
>
> The only potential sighting was around noon. I spoke with a fellow birder 
> from Pittsburgh who had been there all day and he said that a woman (he 
> didn't get her name but she had seen the bird before, so she's probably 
> local) claimed that she saw the GSPL for about two minutes in the usual 
> spot but then it "flew north." Neither of us knew exactly what that meant.
>
> An Arctic Tern was also reported in the same spot but was gone once the 
> tide started dropping after noon.
>
> I found three adult male Painted Buntings in the park (none banded), 
> including one just southwest of the restrooms/ Sharky's shack that Brian 
> Ahern found more than a week ago.
>
> Finally, as I was exiting the park, I was stunned to see a Horned Lizard 
> ( Phrynosoma spp ) sunning in the road. It had a very thick tail and 
> backwards-facing spikes on its head. By the time I found an unflooded spot 
> to park, the lizard had run into the dunes, so no photos. Huguenot Park 
> seems a strange place for this exotic, but it was located between the 
> picnic area and the campground, so somebody must have lost their pet ...
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Bill Pranty
> Bayonet Point, Florida
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