Eric writes: Greetings from Tucson, AZ
I have arrived in Tucson, where I will be based until the end of May, while working for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. I should be able to catch up on posting and my species list for my trip (which can be seen at: http://blog.nuttybirder.com/p/400-goal-list.html) over the next few days since I will, finally, have internet on a consistent basis.
Here are a bunch of photos taken on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas, one of the best shorebirding spots on the entire Gulf Coast!
|A Dunlin in its subdued nonbreeding plumage.|
|A very small portion of the 1000 or so American Avocets present!|
|Long-billed Curlew-look at that bill!|
|Burrowing Owl-I was watching a Reddish Egret on one side of the road,|
only to turn around and find this owl watching me from the other side.
|'Nother Dunlin-these guys were pretty bold and got quite close at times.|
|Marbled Godwit-one of my favorite shorebirds.|
|Red Knot-I don't get to see this species nearly enough, it had been a few|
years. This was the duller of two present.
|Reddish Egret-The egret that I was watching while the Burrowing|
Owl watched me.
|Western Sandpiper-not exactly colorful but still a beautiful bird.|