Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dunlin #314

My father-in-law, Lynn Davenport, reported last week seeing Dunlins at Dry Lakes south of Nampa, ID. That was before our trip to Utah were I saw the Bonaparte's Gull discussed below. It is almost an hour drive from Avimor to Dry Lakes, so unless we are visiting family out there its a rare opportunity to get out there just for a bird. I made my way out there today in the late afternoon evening hours and I saw 12 Dunlins in about the plumage shown in the picture above. I would love to see them in breeding plumage, but a Dunlin is a Dunlin and a life bird whichever way I look at it!

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