Friday, August 5, 2011

Wilson's Phalarope whilst kayaking...

A recent kayak trip to PPNP had most of the easily seen peeps... Not much different than last week, Semipalmated Plovers and Sandpipers, Least and Spotted Sandpipers were easily seen. Several hundred Black Terns were out in the main marsh area. The highlight of the trip was a first summer Wilson's Phalarope, which completely ignored me and my bright red 16.5' kayak as it foraged the small muddy islands in PPNP's marsh (see video). This WP was so close at one point, it was closer than the minimal focus distance on my lens! Very cool!

Good Birding!


  1. Some great photos here! I haven't got a Wilson's Phalarope yet this fall migration.
    Have a good weekend!

  2. Those juvi Wilson's Phalaropes are sharp looking birds. Nice shots!

  3. the shot of the black tern over the flower is fantastic D!



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