Monday, November 7, 2011

Shorebirds - Somewhat Identified...

On October 23rd I posted a photo of a flock of shorebirds and challenged my readers to take a crack at identifying the species.

Here is the answer: There are 7 species in this flock of shorebirds. Sanderling, Red-Knot, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden Plover and Hudsonian Godwit.

Now, that I have listed the species and provided a cropped photo for a closer look, the juvenile Hudsonian Godwit is now easily seen. Try and see if you could find the others; the American Golden Plover is in this cropped photo.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thsnks for the list! Just identified a Blackbellied Plover in non-breeding plummage at Smith Point Park :D Catching on to Dunlins (amateur hour report) You are an inspiration!