This week’s photo, taken February 1, 2016 from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features 2 DUNLIN in flight.
I’m focusing on DUNLIN for a third week in a row, and for a good reason. While my original Dunlin image showed the species in motion, and last week’s photo displayed the bird in big numbers, neither image indicated what a Dunlin really looks like.
As you can see, this shorebird’s winter plumage is mostly brown on top and mostly white underneath. Since the hundreds of distant Dunlin in last week’s photo were flashing their light-colored undersides, that explains why they resembled small white specks.
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