I don't think it has been widely posted yet, but Barry Truitt, Ruth Boettcher, and Alex Wilke saw a Long-billed Curlew at Chimney Pole Marsh just west of the northern end of Hog Island (the one on the Eastern Shore) on Friday, 14 November 2003. They saw it on a roost with 235 American Oystercatchers and a few Marbled Godwits. This area can be investigated by boat, most readily from Willis Wharf, which is perhaps only 15-20 minutes from the marsh (it's a good half-day outing by kayak, but the water has gotten chilly lately!). Birders who scan the godwit/willet flocks at Willis Wharf should keep an eye peeled for this stately wader; it's quite rare in the state, and it would be great if a photograph were taken! Ned Brinkley Cape Charles, VA You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.