Saturday, July 26, 2008

Shorebirds return

A few shorebirds do stay here in June. There are not large numbers of them but they are around. We are now beginning to see some of our arctic nesters returning. Thursday there was a nice flock at pond on Gisco Point Road. Dowitchers, yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers were all loafing on the little island in the middle of that pond. Yea! The shorebirds are returning.

On a totally different bird note, we made a stop under the M.E. Thompson (Jekyll Island) Bridge. Low tide exposed a lot of the mud and grass so we were able to watch five Worthington's Marsh Wrens. They were very gray. It was a rare treat to watch them as they worked their way around in the marsh grass right below us.

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