Friday, September 7, 2012
Life Bird! American Golden-Plover Route 56 Overlook
Mark and Sheila decided to head over to the runway to the airport as they've had the American Golden-Plover there before and soon enough we'd hear a bird that sounded very plover like and a few seconds after that Steve would find the American Golden-Plover!
And as we were all "oohing and aahing" over the plover, wouldn't you know both the Buff-breasted Sandpipers would be so close to us we could see them naked eye but it would take us a while to realize it as we were so captivated by the plover. The sun was starting to set so the only picture I could manage was the lousy shot above which is unfortunate due to how close they were and with better lighting I would have gotten much better pictures.
All in all a great way to start the weekend as I haven't had a life bird in a couple of months now. I'm still striking out on the Black Vulture despite trying for it before work every day so this was just the thing I needed. This weekend will be operation Black Vulture to finally get the bird which has been my nemesis the entire year!
Take care all.