Saturday, March 11, 2017

Reddish Egerts at Bunche Beach

Saturday, March 11th

Reddish Egret - White Form
Stopped by at day break for a quite visit.  The tide was quit low and the beach was attracting a great many birding enthusiasts.  Lots of bins, scopes and cameras.

Reddish Egret

Note the tracking radio antenna attached to this birds back

Counted four Reddish Egrets today - two were the normal reddish phase and the others were the white phase included one toting a tracking radio.


Other shore birds present included lots of Sanderlings, Dunlin, Least and Western Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers and a few Piping Plovers.

Spotted Sandpiper

Not very many gulls or terns at the time. Mostly Laughing Gulls with a few Black Skimmers, Ring-billed Gulls and Royal Terns

Western Sandpiper

Additionally seen were a couple of Spotted Sandpipers and Yellow-crowned Night-herons

Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover

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