Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black-necked Stilt at the Meadows

The Black-necked Stilt pictured above was standing in the plover pond between the Meadows and the State Park this morning. (Greater Yellowlegs on the left.) The cold front that passed through this morning may have pushed some of these shorebirds down as they were migrating.There were also over a dozen Eastern Willets, 40 Forster's Terns and 1 Common Tern sitting amongst the Ring-billed, Laughing and Great-black Backed Gulls in the SE corner. The Common Tern is the second bird in from the left. Notice the darker bare parts, dark outer primaries and greyer chest.

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