I saw quite a variety of shorebirds this spring, quite a few lifers.
Killdeer are the most common around here, easily identifiable by their two black bands across their chest.
I saw a Willet at Oak Hammock Marsh, a lifer.
Once when we were at Oak Hammock Marsh there was a huge flock of small shorebirds, Baird's Sandpipers and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Both of the species are lifers.
|Baird's and Semipalmated Sandpipers|
|Up up and away!|
Also at Oak Hammock Marsh, we saw a Wilson's Phalarope, a lifer!
Once when I was biking, I saw a Ruddy Turnstone, also a lifer
At a nearby park, Silver Springs I saw a Spotted Sandpiper, again, a lifer.
|Killdeer at Silver Springs|
Once out with Christian, we saw a Greater Yellowlegs, and, you can guess, a lifer!
And finally, a non-lifer, American Avecot
And, a lifer, Wilson's Snipe
And last but not least, Solitary Sandpiper, we saw it in the ditch a couple times.
Not last actually, Great Blue Heron, this picture it was already almost dark, I lightened it a lot on the computer.
|Great Blue Heron|
Stay tuned for the next post!