Posted by: atowhee | August 12, 2013

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD…

les yell (1280x1280) Lesser Yellowlegs above. Below, a Least Sandpiper that flew onto the mudflat right in front of me. All her fellows stayed well away. Many of the first wave of fall migrants are adult females, done with all that breeding and brooding bother for the time being, and glad to get away from kith and kin.P1680417 (1280x1280)

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Osprey, yellowlegs and peeps in flight behind the wading bird.
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Emigrant Lake, Jackson, US-OR. Aug 11, 2013 4:30 PM. 19 species
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 20
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 16
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 5
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 18
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 4
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 3
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 1


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