Vol. 44, No. 5
Wayne R. Petersen
Well, it’s not the Mona Lisa, but it’s close: it’s a shorebird! And who doesn’t love shorebirds? Hmm…perhaps it’s better not to answer that question. Regardless of one’s taste for shorebirds, the pictured bird represents a stellar example. Faced with this reality, the thoughtful reader should at once focus on the bill of the featured species. It is slim, slightly tapered, and fine tipped—a good start.