A map of my route (I went anti-clockwise). Click to enlarge.
Highlights included a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron that I flushed from the reeds and a Northern Harrier hunting shorebirds along the edge of Frank Lake. I had my digiscoping kit with me and caught some images of the shorebirds and others.
|Long-billed Curlews are stunningly elegant birds|
|Marbled Godwits aren't bad either|
|As I've mentioned before, sometimes the scope is kind of overkill! Nevertheless, this Barn Swallow apparently doesn't mind posing.|
|A Black-necked Stilt pauses to reflect (while Franklin's Gulls take a nap)|
|These are Red-necked Phalaropes - at least I hope it's not a botched identification because that's my 200th ABA (i.e. North American) species!|
|Calidris sandpipers are confusing - what species do you think this one is, and why?|