Saturday, September 28, 2013

Farewell (for now) shorebirds and herons


For the last 6 weeks, we have been enjoying the annual spectacle of sandpipers, stilts, dowitchers, herons, egrets and more making their annual southward - OK, homeward - migration. A few are still making their way through, but it is almost October now, and soon the waterfowl and sparrows will be with us.

A brief look back:

 
Least Sandpiper
 
 
 
 Semipalmated Sandpiper
 
 
 
 
Immature Little Blue Heron and Great Egret
 
 
 
Solitary Sandpiper
 
 
Now it is time for Birdcouple to do our fall hike on the Appalachian Trail. No shorebirds there. Well ... you never know!

 
 


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