Friday, November 5, 2010

Shorebirds to hawks

It was a warm, wet day. I wasn't sure the ramble was going to go. It looked like it was going to pour any minute. However, the tides were suitable for lots of shorebirds. I just had to go. It was worth it. Shorebirds, gulls, terns, and skimmers were up and down the south end from the 4-h center to Jekyll Point.

We were the only ones who noticed this gathering. This Bald Eagle came in for a “look see.” Just about the same time, a Merlin flew in from the northwest. The Merlin did not stick around when the eagle landed. It flew off north. About the same time, a male Northern Harrier seemed to drop in and fly low over the dunes. We watched as it flew southwest over the beach over the water and out of sight. Hawks and shorebirds a great way to spend a morning. By the way, it didn't rain either.

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