Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer re-runs

I'll be the first to admit that this post feels pretty similar to the last one, but what are you going to do.  An evening beach check earlier in the week produced my best yet Willet flight shot; just like the Hudsonian godwit last fall though, full frame on the beach equals lost wing tips when it's flushed. 

A few Bonaparte's non- or post-breeders are filtering through.  This bird is probably about 1 year old given the faded worn dark markings in the upper wing coverts.

There's a few new odes appearing, I've seen Prince Baskettail and at least one (maybe 2) species of Glider, unfortunately haven't been able to get photos.  The different flavors of skimmer are generally more accommodating.
Here's Twelve-spotted (above) and Widow (below):

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