Sunday, June 16, 2013

On May the 11th I joined a group from Atlanta Audubon to go out into the mouth of the Altamaha River.  It was a great day of exploring this naturally rich area.  Shorebirds were feasting on horseshoe crab eggs and surf clams. Here is a mixed group Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sanderlings, Dunlins and Short-billed Dowitchers

 Moving on to the north end of Little St. Simons Island, we encountered Dunlins, Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstones and a Red Knot.
 Here is part of the group enjoying the shorebirds.
 The tide was high so we were able to explore more the area up close.
 For me, the find of the day were 50+ American Avocet in breeding plumage.  Wow!
It is always fair weather when good folks get together.  Go explore!

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