[Tweeters] Edmonds marsh dunlin(?) 5-2-17
billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Tue May 2 09:05:46 PDT 2017
More overcast weather for May Day.
Monday afternoon a flock of shorebirds landed at the Edmonds marsh. The overcast cut down on the glare and heat waves rising off the mud, so I set up for telephoto shots and stayed a while.
I believe the flock was all dunlin. I have read that the length of the bills can vary among individual birds. A few were starting to develop the rufous back and black belly breeding plumage and appeared larger than the others.
I am not good at identifying shorebirds, so everyone is welcome to view the photos (scroll down page 8) and offer their opinions.
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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