Hi Ben, I would typically reply off-line, but I suspect that quite a few people will be interested in your response. Basically, could you provide some additional details on the stint at Craney? Namely, which impoundment was the bird in and what age was it? An adult would be most obvious, but conventional thinking holds that the majority of these pass through in July. It is quite plausible that worn adults or juveniles could still occur through August, but indentifying them becomes much more complicated. Within the last week I've noticed that a large wave of juvenile Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers have begun moving. Some of these are surprisingly bright and really stick out. This further compounds the problem of picking the bird out from the other peep present. I was thinking about making a run down to Craney anyway, and some additional info would be very helpful in trying to find and pick the bird out. Thanks, Alex _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx 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.