Shorebirds flock to renourished beaches

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Shorebirds flock, flit and fly Sept. 23 around bulldozers spreading sand pumped by dredges to the beach in the 1700 block of Gulf Drive North. The $17 million renourishment project is progressing southward through October, terminating at Longboat Pass. The work started July 8 near 77th Street. Islander Photo: ChrisAnn Allen