Bird Observer - The New England Birding Journal

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

October 2016

Vol. 44, No. 5

At a Glance: August 2016 Revealed

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.

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