Sunday, May 26, 2019

thank goodness for Turnstones

Otherwise I don't think there'd be ANY shorebirds in Berrien county that have had a reasonable showing this spring.  They're a species I usually get in the spring, though is more reliable in the fall.  I've had them at least 3 times this year so far.  This pair was at Tiscornia earlier in the week.

The first bird looks to be an adult male.

The bird it was with was a lot farther behind in the moult with good numbers of worn retained winter feathers.
Whether that's because the second bird is female, younger, or both I don't know.

And the world needs grackle pics too!  (Though it helps if they contain a turnstone)...

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