Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A few shorebirds...

Last Friday I met my colleague Katie Fitzmier at Nine Springs to help locate a reported Red-necked Phalarope (a life bird for her). We were not disappointed, and this is how new birds ought to be experienced – in full view and great lighting. Other shorebirds included White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover and several Dunlin. Katie always gets a kick out of the pharalope’s foraging strategy of spinning in the water to churn up food!

All images © 2006 Mike McDowell

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