Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dunlin on the South end of Jekyll Island

Today I met Christa Frangiamore. She is the new Conservation Manager for Jekyll Island. She and I took a little tour of Jekyll Island looking at a few birds along the way.
One of my favorite places on the island is the very south end. The walk to this area is always interesting as you work your way from uplands through the scrub to the sandy beach. Today there was a nice flock of Dunlins and Western Sandpipers. There were Ruddy Turnstones and Least Sandpipers as well. Some of the Royal Terns are already in breeding plumage. It is always a unique experience to be out here with the birds and dolphins.

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