Checklist S48486850

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Muddy Creek Road at Shipps Cabin Road

Owner Rob Bielawski

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Checklist Comments

78 deg F, easterly winds about 15 mph continuous as Hurricane Florence lumbers westward far south of us offshore Wilmington, NC; extremely humid, visibility not great but no rain at all. PLEASE NOTE: This location is in Zone A of the evacuated area, and while conditions haven't gone bad yet (no rain, little wind at all), please use caution later if in southern Virginia Beach. At the time of this list there were no flooding issues on any roads, and as long as we have easterly winds (and not southerly) without heavy rainfall, it'll stay this way. The field itself had no ponded water, and the mud is just damp at this point, a bit of rainfall might bring more shorebirds in here over the weekend.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Brownish overall, especially when viewed face-on and chest was visible. Daintier bill and smaller head overall than similar Black-bellied Plover, with significantly more vivid supercilium; more upright posture, goldish flecks still visible on back. Extensively photographed from vehicle from 5:33-5:45 PM. Initially picked up around 5:30 behind a foraging group of Semipalmated Plovers in the field south of Shipps Cabin Road (viewed from the vehicle only on Muddy Creek Road). Watched for 15 or so minutes as it moved at first much closer, then more distant, before it eventually vocalized several times and flew over the road then west/southwest across the field west of Muddy Creek Road. Possibly still nearby as the winds were only about 15 mph at the time, but will steadily rise over the next 24 hours.

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  2. Number observed: 16
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  3. Number observed: 4
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 4
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 250
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 1500

    Details: Large collection at 90 degree bend of Muddy Creek and Nanney's Creek roads; massive flock flew south and landed in distant trees adjacent to Nanney's Creek actual. Quick scan in flight didn't yield any yellow heads.

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