Small flock of Sanderlings and part of a flock of Brant. The Sanderlings were only a few yards away!
A few Dunlin appear out of the fog
A Sanderling turns over a small shell
The heavy fog continued for over an hour, and with only an occasional quick glimpse of a few shorebirds passing through the fog, and the continual calling of Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings, Dunlins and Brant echoing through the fog, I decided to leave. By the time I reached the beginning of the sanbar, the fog began to break a bit, or at least thinning so the visibilty increased to fifty yards. A small group of Brant, Sanderlings and Dunlin were resting on the quiet beach.
Sanderlings- Mother Nature's gift of camoflauge; "sand and broken shells"
Near Bonds Dock, behind the old Shakspeare Theater, a flock of Monk Parakeets were feeding on Bittersweet. Jen and I enjoy these birds very much, I wish we had them in KIllingworth!
There were no Lesser Yellowlegs in any of the flocks, but there were a pair of
Long-billed Dowitchers in this flock on the end dock........(front center and left-sleeping). Three Short-billed Dowitchers were present, scattered amongst the other Greater Yellowlegs.
When the yard activities moved closer.....all the birds flew off up river....
......and this first winter Blackpoll Warbler
A lone Carolina Wren searches for food on Willards Island.