Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Plum Island Highlights

From our morning on Plum Island, my favorite photo is this Common Tern carrying food ...

Common Tern
In the most interesting category is this Ring-billed Gull. Dark wing-tips on primary feathers strengthen the feathers where the stress from flying is greatest. Note how the ends of the primaries (particularly on the left wing) are curled up ...

Ring-billed Gull
 And finally, three additional "keeper" photos ...

Greater Yellowlegs

Piping Plover

Least Sandpiper

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