Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dual Images

Because of the distance and the fog when I took this this morning I didn’t realize that I was also getting a second image from the reflection on the water. This was taken on Beaver Creek just before it flows into the ocean at Ona Beach State Park. The bird is a Red-necked Phalarope, but because it is a juvenile it lacks the red neck plumage from whence it gets its name.  From what I have read it’s possibly on its migration route from Northern Canada or Alaska to the Southern Hemisphere where it will winter at sea. I believe we saw this same bird in the same location last evening.  Not sure what he is doing all by himself, I would have expected to see him in a migrating flock. 

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