Saturday, June 15, 2019
The swallow in the first and second photo is a Northern Rough-winged Swallow. The swallow in the upper middle of the last photo is a Bank Swallow and the one in the lower left we could not definitively ID.
You can see the record high level of Lake Ontario in this photo. Normally where there is a land strip separating Cranberry Marsh from Lake Ontario, this land stripe is now underwater.
Monday, June 10, 2019
LONG-BILLED CURLEW (NUMENIUS AMERICANUS)(RECOVERED PHOTO), MCINNIS COUNTY PARK,SAN RAFAEL,CA, 11/16/2017
We can ID this shorebird and sandpiper as a Long-billed Curlew as follows:
- Large size
- Very long, downcurved bill
- Long neck and small head
- Pale cinnamon underparts and neck, with dark stripes on the neck
- Bill is pinkish towards the base of lower mandible and otherwise black
- Grayish legs
- Dark streaks on upperparts
The Long-billed Curlew is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 908.