Saturday, July 28, 2012

Clouds and Clouds of Wilson's Phalaropes

A measurable percentage of Wilson's Phalaropes have gathered on Lake Abert in south-central Oregon. If only you could count that many. The north and south ends had dense groups of them that were uncountable.

And then scattered thinly across the entire surface of the huge lake were feeding phalaropes. A distant scope view:

So it seems silly to think that we had been thrilled to find this one Baird's Sandpiper at the Summer Lake Wildlife Area farther north.

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