So good to have Debbie to bird with.

She couldn’t make it to the lagoons last time, but she was there with me yesterday.  It’s a good thing she was because, like usual, she gets the best shots.  While I’m out scooting around here and there, blazing trails for birds, Debbie just kind of takes it easy and lets them come to her.  This can be the best strategy when trying to photograph our feathered friends, like the Great Egret in the lagoon-defining shot  (on the cover) she captured, and just take a look at this Green Heron that landed right next to her, WOW!

Green Heron

Green Heron

I headed on down to the “big” lagoon, the idea was to look for a Clapper Rail but having no luck with that I start walking.  Now there’s a site I haven’t seen in these waters before…a small flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.  Well I’ll be darned, always a new surprise in the Lagoons at La Ribera.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

While I’m standing there, in awe of these beautiful ducks, a Greater Yellowlegs makes it’s appearance.  Guess where this sandpiper-like bird gets it’s name?

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Just then, a flock of sandpipers join us.  First, a Western Sandpiper.  Dark, droopy bill, dark feet and 4 toes (not 3 like the Sanderling).

Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

And with the Western is a Least Sandpiper.  Greenish/yellowish legs, pointier and shorter bill than the Western and feet not very webbed like the Semipalmated Sandpiper which this bird can be confused with in this plumage.

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Then I see a Semipalmated Plover.  Everyone says these birds are so “cute”.

Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover

I feel like I’m being watched.  Looking over my shoulder, there’s a Crested Caracara on the sand turning his head away to act like he’s not watching me.  Busted in the act of sizing me up like I might be something good to eat.  I saw you!

Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara

More birds are arriving in Baja Sur every day as they migrate here or through here on their way south.  That means there is an opportunity to see something different almost every time we go birding.  Off in a different direction tomorrow,  I’ll show you what we get so…Happy Birding from Chris and Debbie.          Like us on FaceBook if you would.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to So good to have Debbie to bird with.

  1. LottaTidbits says:

    Hi Nancy!

    I have not had the time or energy to do another site (FB). We just want to concentrate on the one we have here, BirdsWeSee.com. However, I do share the posts with my personal FB site. Thanks for joining us!
    Debbie

  2. NancyO says:

    Hey you two! Good to see a post! I was wondering where you had been. What’s weird is I just did a search for you on BN the day before this post because I hadn’t seen anything from you in a long time and saw that you hadn’t been on there for awhile either and of course it made me worry. I hope things are going well now. I’d like to follow you on Facebook but only found your personal pages. Do you have a separate on for birdswesee?Thanks and take care,
    Nancy

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