Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Foto

After an incredibly brief breeding season, several species of shorebirds have already begun their southbound "Fall" migration. Around NYC the best place to see flocks of shorebirds is the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. That is where Heydi, Paige and I found ourselves last Saturday. There was a fair mix of species around the pond, but the North Island seemed to be dominated by Short-billed Dowitchers. Breeding in bogs and wet meadows of the Canadian boreal forests, they winter in coastal mudflats from southern U.S. through the Caribbean and northern South America.

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