Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 238 - 25th August 2013 - Ruddy Turnstones, Yellowlegs, Marsh Hawks, Plovers and Sandpipers

Finally slept after two restless nights and early mornings. Feel so much better this morning, temperature is only +8.9 that may have something to do with it. Breakfast at our Hall this morning, we don't have to work but maybe we'll head up later. Better do a quick whip around the house, but would love to get back out somewhere. If nothing else I'll get around the hood, not that I've seen much here lately, but you never know where we might end up.
What a fabulous morning Larry and I had together. Drug him out of bed on a saturday morning at 5:30am to go hunting for Shore birds. We headed out around 7, took us about an hour to get there, I was trying to work with the tides. Glad I had used my bug repellent as the mosquitoes on the walk down to the beach were brutal! But it was so beautiful and there were so many birds around it was well worth it. Met another birder who was on his way back and he offered some good tips. I have lens envy when I saw what he was using. Guess I better save my pennies, well nickels these days. Stopped and did the grocery shopping on the way home. Got some lunch, made a chocolate zucchini cake, laundry etc. Larry put some more wood in the basement. Before you know it will have to turn the furnace on, not too soon I hope. Headed to the Park for supper with friends - a great evening.
 Ruddy Turnstones - juveniles or non breeding adults.
 And they fly off but return quickly.
 Semipalmated plovers or Sandpipers.
 Semipalmated Plover.
 I'm sure the one on the right only has one leg.
 Least Sandpiper.
Greater Yellow Legs - he was so photogenic - just posed and posed.
Great Blue Heron
 Marsh Hawk
 Greater Yellow Legs.
 Ruddy Turnstone.
 Semipalmated Sandpipers.
 Love the reflections.

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos of the shore birds, and the cake was AWESOME :)