Friday, May 20, 2016

Short-billed Dowitcher

A medium to large shorebird with a long bill, the Short-billed Dowitcher is a common and conspicuous migrant that uses a "sewing-machine" method of foraging across the mud flats.
"12 Short-billed Dowitchers were located in Burkes Garden on May 15-17, 2016 (first record at this location)".

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Adult males are black-and-white birds with a brilliant red chevron extending from the black throat down the middle of the breast.
"Rose-breasted were seen in Burkes Garden on May 5, 2016".