Saturday, September 06, 2014

Today is International Shorebirds Day!

Here's a Good Article about what the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences is doing. This is who listener's PhD*Son works for, especially with American Oystercatchers and Semipalmated Sandpipers.  

Photos of birds by PhD*Son
Photo of PhD*Son by Brad Winn
NOAA Migration Map via Manomet

Blue Geese

King Eider trio

American Golden Plover
PhD*Son writes:  "Best distinguished by dark tail and plain gray underwing without black armpit. Breeding plumage has black belly and undertail coverts. Soul melting eyes."

PhD*Son contemplating a Ruddy Turnstone

PhD*Son writes: "This is the flight path from one of our tagged Semipalmated Sandpipers. This bird flew over 10,000 miles in a single year, Including a 3300 mile non-stop (six days) jump from James Bay in Canada to the coast of Venezuela.  Oh, and it weighs about as much as an AA battery."

Friday, September 05, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Row, Row, Row your Boat...

VT*Grand & Grandad
(His vest was once the same color as hers.)

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Susan's Grands, with her great creations!

We've seen the pincushion before, but WOW!  Susan!!  We need to hear how you made these!!

Monday, September 01, 2014