Shorebirds Near the Shore
September 9, 2006

Who made these prints at Sandy Point State Reservation?

Buff-breasted Sandpipers! These are my favorite non-shore shorebirds.

They were picking insects off of these plants.

These juvenile birds may have never seen humans before landing on Plum Island.
They were not shy at all.

Later, we kayaked out in the salt marsh at high tide for a few more photo ops.

Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitchers (note the molting adult in the background) and Semi-palmated Sandpiper

This Pectoral Sandpiper posed nicely.

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