Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sanderling Sings the Blues

I have been hearing bits and pieces about a decline in the population of Sanderlings and decided to search the internet for some authority on the subject.


Here is what I found. The report does indeed signal population declines. I kind of like this photo because it depicts a Sanderling in the process of molting from the warm, brown tones of its breeding plumage to the cool, grey tones of its non-breeding feathers. I took this photo last weekend at Turkey Point.