Took some relatives to Back Bay NWR in Sandbridge yesterday (Saturday) as part of trip to Hampton Roads area. Sanderlings and Dunlin were present in small groups. There was an immature loon on the ocean side visible from the boardwalk trail leading from the visitor's center to the ocean. there were some migrant adult and immutarues there last month when i was on the Birds and Blossoms Festival trip. I spoke to the ranger and she agrred that is was a immature staying over possibly for the summer . some non breeding birds stay in wintering grounds for a year. i could not tell which species it was . ranger did not know either. Sincerely, Tyler Turpin You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.