New Bird Photographed – Greater Yellowlegs

Originally posted on Local Exploration:
Greater Yellowlegs This year, I spent more time along the Hudson River and the ocean in Connecticut and Rhode Island to fill a large void in my life list… shorebirds!  I’ve always loved sandpipers and plovers, but they aren’t very easy to find around here and when you do find them, they are often far away. For my first Greater… Continue reading New Bird Photographed – Greater Yellowlegs

How long do birds live?

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
Veteran member and bird ringer Mike Ford did some research on the most frequent question being asked: How long do birds live? He looked up the longevity records for a few species in the SAFRING database for birds ringed and re-captured later. This does not fully represent the actual life-span of the bird – as it is released again… Continue reading How long do birds live?

New Bird Photographed – Common Tern

Originally posted on Local Exploration:
Common Tern Connecticut continued to be a great place in May to look for new species I’ve never seen before. At the Coastal Center at Milford Point, I found a mixed flock of shorebirds and terns sitting just off shore.  Many of them were new sightings for me (more on that later), including this common tern.  This tern was a… Continue reading New Bird Photographed – Common Tern