Posted by: atowhee | July 31, 2022


This time of year some of the first Arctic migrants begin appearing in Oregon and California. Wildlife photographer, Peter Thiemann, has been to the Crescent City area. It’s a rich region for coastal birding Here is Peter’s reward, which he kindly shares with us–good looks at Ruddy Turnstone and Pacific Loon–all still in breeding plumage. A treat for us “southerners” who live more than a thousand miles south of their usual breeding range.

Soon these early arrivals will begin to change into their drab wintering gowns. They won’t molt back into breeding finery for months.

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