Beach, wind and shore birds.... lots of shore birds. What do you do when you are face to face with a single digit wind chill and hundreds of similar looking peeps? You call it a good day and take out your scope for a good time. The cold melted away and the wind was stayed with a bounty of chap stick as a looked over Dunlins, Plovers and Turnstones. The challenge was to judge the legs, beak and coloration all while trying to count the birds! Sadly, I dipped out the red knot but that doesn't mean I am not going to go out looking for it again... Maybe I'll try the red rover thing with the red knot and redpolls...
The Hoary Redpoll (C) Juho Holmi from Finland
The Red Knot (C) DickDaniels http://carolinabirds.org/
2013 Year List:
62 (138 to go!)
256 (44 to go!)