Wow... after talking to Blake Mann and Ellen Smout over the weekend, it was suggested that the best viewing was in later afternoon, as the sun setting in the west would give nice front-lit views of some incredible shorebirds. So at about 5pm today, I politely excused myself from Thanksgiving festivities and headed out to Comber for a quick 30-minute birding session. Glad I did... check out some of the pics below.
|A Hudsonian Godwit flies above 20 resting shorebirds in this tightly cropped photo. Incredible.|
|Juv. White rumped Sandpiper (I think...)|
|from yesterday... Golden Plovers|
|Dunlin and White Rumped Sandpipers|
|Mix of shorebirds on the east end of the tomato field|
Bonus! 20 Seconds of video of Hudsonian Godwits preening and sleeping.
American Golden Plover #284
Hudsonian Godwit #285
White rumped Sandpiper #286