Two days ago Jeff and I birded Nummy Island. (I am not a bird)
“Nummy Island is a large undeveloped salt marsh between the Stone Harbor free bridge to the north and the Grassy Sound toll bridge to the south. It is excellent for shorebirds, marsh birds, and wading birds, especially in spring, summer and fall. It is best at high tide when the shorebirds rest and forage in and around the salt ponds on both sides of the road.”
I am always having to ask Jeff about these birds. Very difficult for me to ID.
The largest bird is a Willet the bird in the foreground is Short-blled Dowitcher the other two birds with the black belly are Dunlins,of course this is breeding plumage…easier to ID. Compare the Dunlin top to the Short billed Dowitcher bottom the Dowitcher is a bit bigger than the Dunlin. (nope ..I am still not turning into a bird)
Short-billed Dowitcher bathing.I just love seeing all the individual feathers.
hee hee ..not be be confused with Long billed Curlews who's bills are so long I think they trip when they walk. (I have no bill,I am not a bird)this is one small bird that my camera seems to be able to photograph..
Warblers are evading me.
The colors were amazing..I should have opened the car door and gone outside to get a shot with out the grasses…but..it was windy and chilly and (I am not a bird)
we left the salt marsh area and went to see what birds we could find at the shore.
(I am not a bird)
But these are…
Sanderlings doing what they do best!
I know that my Sickstas and mother think I am looking at and talking about and blogging about birds so much that they say I am turning into a bird…and will fly away soon.
Look Mom, Dad,Sickstas, brother,friends…See….I have no feathers
I am not a bird!
(though I have suspicions that Jeff is )
Well I think I will fly off now..I mean, go now…