|Winous Point Field Trip August 14, 2010||Photos|
Shorebirding with Tom Bartlett
WCAS Saturday August 14, 2010
WCAS birders visited Winous Point
Shooting Club for shorebird banding by Tom Bartlett and his USGS
team. It was a great opportunity to
appreciate the beautiful plumage of a variety of species ages
and sexes of shorebirds close up.
Sunny 78-degree weather made it a perfect day on the dikes.
Winous Point Shooting Club is a private preserve. It is the
second-oldest hunting club in the
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk (zoomed by the banding area)
Tree Swallows (flock)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
That was a WONDERFUL field trip to Winous Point - thank you to all who were in on the planning. The bird banding by Tom Bartlett was so interesting, and he did a great job of showing us around - what an awesome piece of property that is that is being protected by the hunt club.
And Bob says to tell Joanne and Penny thank you soooooooooooo very much for the delicious chocolate chip cookies, and thank you to Mary Anne for putting in his request! We missed you Tom and Mary Anne.
Penny - Those cookies and bread from the bakery were AWESOME! So sorry Page wasn't feeling up to making it to the potluck.
And thanks to Tom and Cindy for the yummy potato salad!
Dave and the Doodles
Winous birders © Penny O'Connor
Banding station © Terry Gorges
Tom Bartlett with shorebird © Tom Fishburn
Short-billed Dowitcher Tom Fishburn
Least Sandpiper © Tom Fishburn
Laurie, Penny, Joanne, Cindy © Tom Fishburn
Cindy with Short-billed Dowitcher © Tom Fishburn
Willet, Tern © Dave Lewis
Wilson's Phalarope © Dave Lewis
Lodge at Winous Point © Tom Fishburn
Research facility at Winous © Dave Lewis
Laurie with Punt boats © Terry Gorges
Common Green Darner © Dave Lewis
Leopard Frog © Dave Lewis
Picnic Partakers © Laurie Boylan
Bob with cookies © Laurie Boylan