Sightings

 

Here's a cool new gadget from Bird-trax that lets visitors to our site see lists of birds recently seen in our area that have been reported to eBird.

 

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Early a.m. today, at high tide, Bill Lanham and I kayaked from Oyster Point to the sandy beaches west of the south jetty – had binocs and spotting scope.  Best 2 birds seen: a single Black Tern, in beautiful black and gray garb, and a single Wilson’s Plover, just on the outside of the electrified fence.

There were large flocks of Least and Sandwich Terns, and a few Royal and Forster’s Terns. Closer to the jetty was a Black Scoter, a few immature Hooded  Mergansers, and a duck we couldn’t  i.d..  Of course, pelicans, Osprey,  Snowy and Great Egrets., Black Skimmers and Laughing Gulls.  We left laughing at our good fortune on this hot, sunny day.

Dave Gustafson

 

 

Member Photographs

Photos From Huntington Beach State Park by Bill Gobbel

 

Photos By Stephen P. Berkowitz

The hermit thrush has been hanging around my suet feeder and birdbath all fall and winter. I see it nearly every day. The useful species I.D. shot of the yellow-rumped warbler was taken from my kayak on the Black River last week. The puffin comes from my trip to Iceland and the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands last summer.

I spent a really fine six days on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, from March 13-19, so here are a few pics for the WAS website. eastern diamondback rattlesnake, a pair of Wilson’s plovers, a willet, and a leopard frog in the duckweed.

 

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