Tuesday, July 12, 2005Birds seen on my trip to the beaches of Delaware:
GREATER BLACK-BACKED GULL
GREAT BLUE HERON
BROWN THRASHER. My dad was particularly excited to discover the thrasher, hopping quietly along some underbrush along the Bay. I thought the Willets and Purple Gallinule were the most spectacular, the Gallinule being a life list bird for me (this is a bird i've never seen before). Vultures are pretty freakin cool, too, esp. up close. And an Egret is a sight to behold, taking slow flight, white and low among the sea-green marsh grasses in the gathering dusk.