Saturday, 1 July 2017

2017 Photographic Big Year 72 & 73


The month of June, as is normally the case, was a difficult birding month but I was able to register a year bird, a Western Sandpiper72.  This bird was decked out in its breeding plumage splendor with splashes of reddish brown on the crowned and back.  This bird along with a Pied-billed Grebe75 made up the 72nd and 73rd birds of my 2017 Photographic Big Year challenge.


See images below.  See 2017 Photographic Big Year images here.

72 - Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri
73 - Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps