Monday, July 28, 2014

Migration is under way

At Winthrop Beach; both Semipalmated Plover and Sandpipers have begun to surface in small numbers, flocks of 20 -50 birds. Plum Island is holding around 2,500 birds in the Bill Forward area. Large numbers of both Short-billed and Long-billed Dowitchers which is beat to see. Also on Winthrop our last late group of PIPL have hatched. As of today only  one chick left sadly.

                                                          Semipalmated sandpiper

                                                           Semipalmated Plover
Cercropia Moth Caterpillar, I have a tank of these guys and they are HUGE...worried they are going to eat me sometime very soon.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Skimmers Winthrop Beach

A nice surprise today after Skimmer's on Sandy Point...more Skimmer's in Winthrop !!! Despite the rain I spent the day with these awesome birds. Also various peep's are starting to trickle in today Winthrop had; Semipalmated Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and Least Sandpipers.

                               One of the final 3 PIPL chicks at Winthrop about to fledge soon .
                                                                  Least Tern area
                                                                Bonaparte's Gull
                                 Herring Gull, not a gull guy...but this fellow was quite hansome
            Ok...not Winthrop but this is "Tiny Tim" our last chick at Revere...and we love him dearly.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Misty Morning

Missed most of the birds I struck out to find, however the mist provided some cool early a.m. shots.
                                                                     Great Egrets

                                                                      Common Tern

Later in the day Casey & I did manage to catch up with the Skimmers on Sandy Point.          

                           Peeps flying by the Skimmer's. About 500 birds, looked like semi-palmated Sandpipers,  fall migration is underway.

Little Neck from Sandy Point