In a much more relaxed argument than the fighting Ruddy Turnstones, these digiscoped Semipalmated Plovers were trying to work out their disagreements through words (or peeps). Step one – stick out your booty Counter-attack with another booty raise Peep out your problems… Take a nap when done Thanks to Swarovski Optik for loaning out a
Found this through the cool Lab of Ornithology website redesign blog (Round Robin). This is footage taken by Joel P. Heath, Ph.D. at Belcher Islands, Nunavut. Common Eider we found in Rhode Island above the water… click the link below to see what they look like underwater! The video shows a Common Eider diving and
Thanks to Birdchick who posted about a banded American Oystercatcher, we reported one that we found at South Beach, Massachusetts. Here we have AMOY “yellow #60” or who we’ve named Yogi as in the great baseballcatcher, Yogi Berra The American Oystercatcher or AMOY Banding project is a fascinating project focused on these fun shorebirds. Shortly
There is something unequivocally impressive about a bird that can travel 25,000 miles a year. Arctic Tern Read more about the cool facts about Arctic Terns. Information on population status for Arctic Terns is limited but “southermost populations [are] declining and listed as of special concern.” – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Digiscoped with a Swarovski
Getting a chance to digiscope courtesy of Swarovski Optik North America on the Cape of Massachusetts led to some interesting shorebird interactions. Here we have a duel between Ruddy Turnstones that got pretty violent. Ruddy Turnstone Faceoff Take Down!! That’s gotta hurt! Rough fight, yet so beautiful Not sure what this move is called… wing-flashing
After testing out a Swarovski digiscoping* setup for the first time, I was able to put my newly learned skill to the test on the cape of Massachusetts at South Beach. One of my first victims was a roving gang of American Oystercatchers. Needless to say, I was pretty happy with the results. Two adults
Birds are the rulers of the sky, so it is only fitting to have this group of shorebirds as our Skywatch Friday photo.
One of our rewards for participating in the birder-blogger event with Swarovski Optik was we were presented with a sweet Swarovski crystal raptor. We are not sure what type of bird the crystal is supposed to be but Northern Hawk-Owl seems to fit. Any other ideas?