Thursday, September 19, 2013
Action like this is fleeting and often leaves me shaking my head wondering what in the world I just saw. That kind of curiosity is good, I think, as I would never have gotten the American Kestrel without it.
The last of my eye-straining photos was taken at Cape Freels. This group of four shorebirds flew over land coming from the beach and disappearing quickly in the distance. Given the size, shape and coloring, it is possible these were four Pectoral Sandpipers. But like so many other fly-by birds, I will never know for sure. Keep looking up. The skies are yielding a lot of interesting birds. With a bit of luck, you might actually get a good look. Remember the two Chimney Swifts captured in the same way flying across Kent's Pond?