|Semipalmated Sandpiper and Semipalmated Plover|
Gooseberry had a number of birds, but only a few were photographable. One of the more interesting photographs was that of Laughing Gulls, one in winter plumage, one in summer plumage and one in juvenile plumage. With all three in the same frame, it gives a good comparison of the differences.
|Laughing Gulls in Three Plumages|
|American Goldfinch Feeding|
|Female Common Yellowthroat|
|Ruddy Turnstone on a Rock|
Once we finished Gooseberry, we drove over to the field station of Allens Pond, because I had a leave some photographs off. Doug was surveying the marsh and noticed a number of Glossy Ibis mixed in with Snowy and Great Egret's. We walked down to the culvert and despite trying to sneak quietly and slowly the glossy Ibis flew. We then went up on the rise overlooking the pannes, and the glossy Ibis again took off, but I was able to capture some photographs of the glossy Ibis flying.
|Glossy Ibis in Flight|