[va-bird] Snipe, Sol. sandpipers, etc. at Huntley Meadows - FFX Co.

  • From: "Edna J. Aaron" <eeaaron@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 16:40:48 -0400

At just a little after noon, I took advantage of the nice overcast
weather to go out onto the boardwalk, and there, just a few feet from the
raised section of the circle were Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, two
Solitary Sandpipers, gobs of rough-winged swallows, and, as I was
studying the sandpipers, suddenly a beautiful snipe appeared in my field
of vision in the process of preening -- still quite close to the
boardwalk.  Later, just before the woods, there was a Great Egret, again
very close to the boardwalk stalking and then nabbing his prey.

Hopefully, all of these guys will hang around for the NVBC walk tomorrow
Edna Aaron
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