Monday, May 10, 2010

Short-billed Dowitchers

I spotted these beautiful shorebirds on the beach today. I'm fairly certain that they are Short-billed Dowitchers, but possibly the Long-billed variety. Whichever they are, it was fascinating to watch them skewering tiny molluscs and crustaceans for breakfast, sometimes thrusting the full length of their beak into the sand.

Be sure to click on the photo to see the striking orange color of their plumage at this time of the year.

1 comment:

Simple Daisy said...

What pretty little birds:)
Birds on the water.....ahhhhh happiness~