Wednesday, August 8, 2018

a red Red Knot

A molting adult Red Knot has been hanging out the last few days in New Buffalo and I finally made it down for it yesterday.  The bird and I managed to converge on top of each other when we both walked around a little sandspit from opposite directions and I found it suddenly at my feet. 

I actually had to back up to give it room to pass.  Oops.

It passed by slowly, working the duckweed for some sort of micro prey item.

This is the first time I've seen Red Knot in the county in back-to-back years and only the second adult that I remember; usually the birds we get are juveniles.

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