Date: 7/8/17 5:32 pm From: Sandra Keller <sandrakeller...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Forsythe nwr - just the usual
I would have liked a rarity today! But the usual is good also. I love a good shorebird study. Had a Western Willet today. Stood out like a sore thumb structure wise after all the Eastern Willets I was looking at! I tried turning it into a Godwit. Didn't work..... had a couple Hendersoni SB Dows. I am fairly certain. But alas, this pic taking is difficult! They are orange on the underparts, little spotting on the breast. But the ones I had weren't that golden on the upper parts. I have not a clue whether that wears early or not. Our usual is Griseus.
Had a Whimbrel today, plus many Gull-billed Terns. Both of those are new for the year. I am way behind. Camden is nice! But I need a break....
Best shorebirding was the SW pool. Although Willets were everywhere.
Nature notes - Gliders everywhere. Thats a dragonfly. Plus Broad-winged Skippers and Monarchs.