The expedition of Vermonters to Plum Island MA continues to be exciting more than a week after we all got back home! Here are more beautiful and evocative photos, taken by Sheri Larsen and Peter Swaine.
|Black-throated Green Warbler|
|American Redstart female|
Shorebirds were another exciting group of species, like these Black-bellied Plovers.
|Snowy Egret showing off its "golden slippers"|
|Bobolinks - male above, female below|
The next two birds are either the same species (both Common Nighthawks) or the second one is a Whip-poor-will. The birds are both members of the goatsucker family, a group that hunts moths and other bugs at night and roosts during the day. People used to think they used their wide mouths to suck milk from domestic animals.
These birds usually go undiscovered because of their camouflaged plumage. It's rare to find one goatsucker, much less two!