Friday, November 24

Friday Bird Blogging: Whimbrel

Last summer, at Parker River Wildlife Refuge, a birder was kind enough to point out several whimbrels in a nearby field. I was able to get a barely adequate picture of one of them, but nothing spectacular.

These are relatively rare birds in the Northeast-- we tend to see them only during a brief migration period, so I thought it unlikely that we'd get to see them again anytime soon. This year, however, we managed to spot a whimbrel in a flock of geese and as I kept taking pictures, more joined it, and they kept walking -closer- to us. This is one of the best shots I got of it-- clicking on the picture brings you to a larger version, with more detail.

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