Thursday, April 12, 2018

As close as I'm permitted to get

Sea, rocks, sky. And distant wigeons.

Too far away to see, except as a fluttering arrow. But the pattern of whites* on wings and rumps identifies them as American wigeons

A gull watches me. One step closer, she says, and I'm outta here.

* There's an interesting article and available guides that help with waterfowl id, even at a distance, using the patterns of white markings. I followed the link from the CornellLab bird id website. "Where's the White?"   I will be ordering one, or maybe two.

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