|The beautiful Greater Yellowlegs, This bird was an extremely brave individual and came to within only ten feet of me, a distance that would have made an average yellowlegs tremble with fear.|
|One of a small troop of Dunlin putting RISDs lovely marsh to good use.|
|Another photo of a docile Dunlin. This one was less then five feet from the lens of my camera!|
|The bigger of my two FOYs, a Great Horned Owl|
|And the smaller of my year birds, one of a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatch.|
An endangered pied piper.
April/18/2012 RISD Beach, Barrington, RI
A short walk at RISD Beach yielded nothing more exciting then FOY Least Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4 Killdeer and 2 Greater Yellowlegs.
|The Least Sandpiper dark colors blend in perfectly with its mucky surroundings.|
April/19/2012 Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI
Among the trills and whistles of Chipping Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers my ears picked up the buzzing of what I initially mis-ID'd as a parula but after seeing the bird my original ID was withdrawn to be replaced by a Black-throated Green Warbler. My embarrassing identification was made up for in part when from a nearby tree came the song of the parula.
|"zh-zh-zh-zheeeeee-up" says the Northern Parula|
|While the Black-throated Green sings "zee zee zee-zoo zee!"|