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Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Whimbrel spotted on The Sea Ranch by Rozann Grunig

A Whimbrel, a large shorebird, recently stopped by on its migration to its breeding grounds far to our north. Rozann Grunig was there with her camera to record the event.

Just look at that beak, perfect for eating crabs. Thanks to Rozann for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

There is an extremely interesting article in Audubon's March-April magazine about a Whimbrel named Hope. Google it if you'd like to learn more. The story of her migration is absolutely amazing!


Frank Drouillard said...

He looks lost.

Jeanne Jackson said...

That birds such as this Whimbrel can travel thousands of miles every year and end up at the right place is a miracle. I get lost in downtown Santa Rosa!