Sunday, September 27, 2015

I was out two times this week to look for birds.

Friday September 25, Breanna and I conducted an International Shorebird survey. There were lots of shorebirds gathered up in the wrack. We were fortunate to see two Piping Plovers. One was banded with color bands. On the left leg there was one orange band. On the right leg there was a metal band above the knee and a green band below the knee. I am excited to learn more about this little banded bird.

We also found one Common Tern among the Royal Terns.

On Sunday September 27, I joined a group of women who have known each other since the grade school.

We were going out to the beach but the tide was extremely high. We did find a Reddish Egret enjoying the surf. Then we walked up to 4th street to see the egrets and ibis.

 We also discovered some tiny frogs. You never know what you are going to discover when you get outside. To quote Bilbo Baggins, "It is a danger business stepping out your door. Step out on the road you don't know where you'll be sweep off  to."

 Katherine, my Grandniece is working on an school assignment called "concentrating." This was a perfect walk for her to spend some time discovering nature.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Shorebird Survey September 9

On Wednesday, September 9, Breanna Ondich, Meghan Davis and I headed out to do Jekyll Island International Shorebird Survey. We choose to do this four main beach survey in the evening.

Before I go on about the survey, I want to introduce Breanna.  She is Jekyll Island's new Park Ranger. The job is three jobs in one title. She will be doing in beach patrols, helping with the wildlife research, and developing environmental educational programs.

Back to our survey. Here is the form that we used.


Least Sandpipers and lots of Sanderlings were our shorebirds.

There were lots of waterbirds.

  We finished as the sun was setting.
This is perfect way to end the day.