Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Piping Plover at Bunche Beach

Tuesday, January 24th

Spent some time at Bunche Beach with my daughter.  We found the beach active with many snowbirds enjoying the weather. Was kind of surprising that we did manage to get a pretty good list with so many people around.

Piping Plover
A couple of the species I was interested in locating were wilson's and snowy Plovers. Did not get them this time, but had about five Piping Plovers. Also had about sixty Willets, two of which were in a knock-down-dragged-out fight.  Strange behavior.

Also had some luck in spotting one each - Common Loon, Horned Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser - swimming in the surf and the Long-billed Curlew came in for a visit.  Other birds for the day included a Great Blue Heron, Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls, Marbled Godwits, Ruddy Turnstones, Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings and Black Skimmers.
Great Blue Heron

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