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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Birds of a Feather are Birds for Shore

No day trip to Chincoteague NWR would be complete without including some photos of the resident and migratory bird life. Today’s day trip was sparse in terms of seeing lots of shorebirds. But there were a few, like this Great Egret, who when not fishing for lunch was very obliging for poses.

great egret reflectgreat egret ruffle (1)great egret fly (1) great egret ruffle There were also a couple of Snowy Egrets…

snowy egret (1)

snowy egret (2)

And several others – like Yellowlegs (easy to spot – guess why), Sanderlings, Dowitchers (fished in groups), and a lone female Mallard.

yellowlegs (5)

sanderling duet

dowitchers (1)

Loners included a Red-Winged Blackbird and little Great Blue Heron.

red wing blackbird great blue heron 2

And, no beach visit would be complete without some SHELLS.

shells (1)

shells shells (4)

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