I found only 1 Golden Plover tonight. I got there about 6:30 and scanned the area for 30 minutes. The 12 Pectorals were all there, along with the single Snipe, a single Least SP, and the 82-2000 Killdeer (82 sounds more like it, but they are definitely everywhere!). Lots of Horned Larks still there too. All the birds preferred the stubble wheat field - only Meadow Larks were in the grassy areas. Apparently, Sue's flock of 16 Plovers had left the scene. The one I saw was in the exact spot where Todd had found it yesterday (West of the large hose reel) - apparently the same bird, but not part of that flock that Sue found. Upon leaving, I ran into Steve Rottenborn (kids in-tow). He took me to another spot on CR 673, to the west of the "Uppie" spot (another part of the sod farm). Earlier, he had found a Baird's SP as well as another single G.Plover. The Plover was there when we were, but the Baird's was not. There were also 2 SB Dowitchers. Same as the first spot, the birds were in the muddy areas that had been cut. At the "Uppie" spot, I was approached by 2 kids on bikes who live just past the first curve in the road - Jason and Judith. Nice kids, and I had a fun time showing them the birds in the scope. Look for them if you go - I'm sure they'll be looking for more birders to show up Saturday. After that, I stopped briefly at the Opal pond. Pretty full, but with enough edge of mudflat to attract some birds. However, there was not a single shorebird of any brand- nothing. I tried calling in a V. Rail in the cattails, but also no luck. Jon Little Winchester ----- Original Message ----- From: Susan Heath <sheath@xxxxxxxxx> To: VA Birds <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 10:33 AM Subject: [va-bird] Remington Sod Farms > > All, > > I stopped by the Remington sod farms this morning and found not only the > American Golden-Plover reported yesterday by Todd Day but 16 others! 17 > American Golden-Plovers, 12 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Common Snipe, 82 > Killdeer were my totals. I'm sure Todd will post if he finds anything > else. > > This spot is at the Woodward Sod Farms on Summerduck Road about 3 miles > south of Remington. > > Sue > -- > Susan Heath > Fairfax County > Centreville, VA > sheath@xxxxxxxxx > > > 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. > 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.