My friend Jewel is in town and she is on the beginning stages of learning about birds, I was more than happy to accompany her to the beach for some further study.....Bowman's Beach seemed like a good idea and it turned out to be perfect.
|Our first sighting was a Short-billed Dowitcher, he must have gotten separated from the pack because he was all alone.|
|The sun is rising and the sky is waking up with gorgeous colors.|
|The Gull coming in for a landing is looking familiar....|
|Aha! It is! An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.|
|A pretty big gull - towering over the Laughing Gulls at twice the size.|
|Another beautiful surprise - American Oystercatcher with Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling and Willet.|
|Since their bill is not totally red - that tells me that it hasn't quite reached adulthood yet.|
|A couple Semi-palmated Plovers were seen.|
|Several flocks of Sanderling were observed.|
|My friend again - one of the perks of fall into winter is the sighting of these beautiful Gulls.|
|On our way out Jewel pointed out this Yellow-crowned Night Heron sleeping in the Mangroves.|
What a great way to seal the day!
Great sightings on the beach this morning, check my E-bird list for the rest of the species seen today.