Monday, April 21, 2014

Pectoral Sandpipers

On my quest for Hancock County bird species, I have been trying to make sure I catch the shorebirds as they move on through the county. Recently, hundreds of Pectoral Sandpipers have been migrating, with many of the wet areas in ag fields accumulating them. These guys are almost always in a flock during migration.

Joining the Pectoral Sandpipers in the muddy fields are the yellowlegs. These are Greater Yellowlegs. I have been seeing both recently.

I can't resist taking pictures of the snipes in the wetlands. I think they are a very cool looking bird, with their long bill and gorgeous plumage. Lately, I have been seeing this one every time I drive by the 200S & 200W wetland.

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