Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heislerville Images

[The hordes at Heislerville - see Tom Reed's report below as to what was there today. As O'Brien, Crossley and Karlson ask about some of the photos in their The Shorebird Guide, how many species can you find? Somewhere in here are White-rumped and Curlew Sandpipers, though truthfully we can't find them, they may be obscured by all the Dunlin, Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Short-billed Dowitchers (some lovely hendersoni dowitchers were present today). Photo by Don Freiday, click to enlarge.]

[This Semipalmated Plover shows what all the birds are there for - an explosion in invertebrate life, plus a place to be when the tide is high and all tidal mudflats are inundated. Oh, and there a couple other interesting birds in this photo. . .male and female Curlew Sandpipers, about 6 p.m. today. The falling-tide exodus was just beginning. Birds are in the impoundment all the time, but to catch the peak be sure to be there at high tide. Photo by Don Freiday, click to enlarge.]

No comments: