Now that I'm no longer living in a coastal area, I'm missing my shorebirds a lot. So I decided to take a little trip down memory lane to remind myself what some of these beauties look like. Care to join me?
|This is a Black-bellied Plover. Funny, its belly doesn't look black . . . |
because it's in its summer dress. Just wait for winter, when it will
show off its impressive black belly.
|A Greater Yellowlegs takes a stroll looking for tasty morsels.|
|A Long-billed Curlew forages in shallow water, showing off|
its amazing curved bill. I love the way this photo captures the two-toned
water color of the late afternoon sun.
|A Western Grebe motors around the harbor at a local marina. |
The boaters are used to seeing these lovely, slender birds as they
dive for food and hang around the docks.
|A pair of White-faced Ibises, and though not the best photo, |
wonderful to see with their long, slender bills as they forage in
|An American Avocet just coming into its breeding plumage. The |
cinnamon color will get deeper and darker as the summer progresses until
it peaks and begins fading back to its winter black and white colors.
|In case you can't recall which is the Great Egret and which is the|
Snowy, here's your clue as to why one is called the Great Egret.