Three from Ocean Shores

I finally managed to sort through last Wednesday’s beach pictures, and other than the Hudsonian picture I posted earlier and a sequence of Red-Necked Phalarope shots, these are my favorites from the 400+ shots I took that day.

This shot of a Hermann’s gull is probably a favorite because the Hermann gull is a favorite and not because it’s a particularly great shot.

Hermann's Gull Landing

It probably doesn’t hurt that I’ve only seen it in recent years, and only during migrations.

This Short-Billed Dowitcher

Short-Billed Dowitcher

is one of the three that was accompanying the Hudsonian Gods and consequently hardly got a second notice from everyone except me.

And finally, here’s a shot of an immature Lesser Yellowlegs,

Lesser Yellowlegs

another personal favorite, though they’re hardly rare.

4 thoughts on “Three from Ocean Shores

  1. Loren, catching up here and as always am enjoying your gorgeous photos. I also agree about those early 60s songs, they were rather contradictory, weren’t they? Sounds as if the Wanderer and Runaround Sue deserved each other, LOL!

  2. Isn’t it interesting Loren, how we all have favourite birds? I particularly like the oyster catcher – it has become a bit of an emblem for us and we always hope to see one when we venture out into the countryside.

  3. We have Oyster Catchers here, but I’ve never managed to get a picture of one, pat.

    Maybe your comment will make it happen this year.

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