Aug 30 2012
At this time of year I swear I’m “shorebird challenged.” Some days I can barely identify them.
A couple of years ago I learned to look at legs and beaks … leg color, beak color, leg length, beak length, beak shape … but I forget what I’ve learned and get them mixed up and I have to start over.
None of their names come easy. Except this one.
The only trick is to get him to open his wings.
I wish all shorebirds were this easy.
(photo by Chuck Tague)