Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More from Winthrop

                                        Semi-palmated Sandpiper with Juvenile Piping Plover
                                                              Flock in flight
                                                    Juvenile Least Tern in flight

                                                             Juvenile Piping Plover
 Juvenile Piping Plover, notice the darker feather coloration on the under parts of the wings than the above bird.
                                                               Least Sandpiper
                                                Sanderling in transitional plumage
 Notice the partial webbing on the foot of this bird, thus the Semi-palmated... semi webbed
                                                                  Least Tern chick

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Red-tailed Hawk

"Brown face, "  a very dark Western morph Red-tailed Hawk  I have been watching on the Island for 6 years finally made an appearance in the new yard. The bird managed to catch a Willet which we watched it rip to pieces on a neighbors house. ( pretty brutal )

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Winthrop Beach

A few Pictures from yesterday. Some of the Plover chicks and the first round of Least Tern chicks have fledged. 

                                                          Fledged Piping Plover chick
                                                     Territorial fight between adults
                                                                  Adult Least
                                                             Fledged Least Tern chick ( now juvenile )
Hard to see but 2 very small Least Tern chicks below the adult taking off, just fed one of the chicks