Thursday, May 24, 2007

Shorebird Workshop Saturday May 19, 2007

Shorebirds! I love Shorebirds. I live here because of shorebirds. So when Lisa Hurt invited me along to the Atlanta Audubon Society Shorebird Workshop I jumped at the opportunity. We meet up at the Midway Georgia area. There were sixteen of us in three boat and head out to St. Catherine’s Sound. There on a small sand island so small it didn’t have a name. Oh My! There were horse crabs thick around the edges of this small island. Low and behold the shorebirds were as thick. Semipalmated Sandpipers, Red Knots, Sanderlings, Dunlins, Willets, Short-billed Dowitchers, Rudy Turnstones, Marble Godwits, are all scrambling for the bounty of green eggs. Brown and White Pelican stood by stoically. It was an amazing sight. It was right here on our richly nature Georgia coast.
Enjoy the pictures.

In the afternoon we spent so time at Altamaha Wildlife Management Area. There were Mottled Ducks with ducklings. A few Lesser Yellowlegs were still hanging on. But the stars here were nesting Black-necked Stilts. Elegant birds were patiently waiting for new chicks. Purple Gallinule surprised us by flying up and then disappearing into the cut grass

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