While I’ve been able to get out and bird most days this last week, the birding has been kind of slow. My lists show anywhere from 40-45 birds seen each day but there have been no new birds for my Photographic Big Year Challenge.
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I went to the beach this morning and was happy to see a couple of Ruddy Turnstones and a Sanderling foraging along the wrack line. I have not had any for a month or so and hope this is another sign of the progression of Fall.
The two Ruddy Turnstones that I saw were both still in breeding plumage. They were busily flipping over everything they could find hoping for a morsel of food.
I took this portrait of a Turnstone this morning and thought to myself that I need to start a new file titled “Mug-shots”.
Yesterday birding at Green Cay with my birding buddy Linda we saw a grand total of one Warbler. I was very lucky first in that Linda spotted it and second that he posed for me! We also saw a Mother Black-bellied Whistling Duck with 4 very young babies and this juvenile Purple Gallinule.
Tomorrow I hope to add a couple of year birds in the Agricultural Fields. I still need Upland Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope and Bank Swallow of which all have been seen lately … just not by me.
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