A Sulphury Flycatcher perched near a patch of moriche palms. Initially passed over this lifer due to its resemblance with other common flycatchers but when it started calling I knew I hadn’t heard it before.
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I took my new #Nikon#D850 out for the first time today. This Lesser Swamp Warbler was the first subject I found to shoot at, so it's only fair that I feature it first. Thus far I'm impressed with the camera, and the resolution is simply astounding. Tomorrow I'll take it for a thorough field test... #travelphotography#capetown#southafrica#warbler#birding
I've been hearing that 2017 has been a tough year for Red Knots. These beautiful shorebirds are long-distance migrants, traveling more than 9,000 miles(!) from southern Argentina to the Canadian Arctic to breed, and they rely on stopover habitat along Delaware Bay, where they fatten up on the eggs of horseshoe crabs before they continue north. Overharvesting of horseshoe crabs along the central Atlantic Coast has led to a sharp reduction in this food source. Juvenile blue mussels, another critical food source for them, were scarce this spring along the East Coast. These shortages hinder their ability to gain enough weight to reach their high Arctic nesting grounds and to breed successfully. Red Knots were listed as Threatened under the US Endangered Species Act in 2014.
I photographed this individual, a juvenile Red Knot, this time of year along the South Carolina coast a couple years ago when I went down to document shorebird and seabird migration. I hope very much he is still alive and flourishing and creating little ones of his own.