At Colt State Park, we were looking at a flock of brant near the boat ramp when a flock of ruddy turnstones materialized on the rocks.
|Three of the Several Hundred Brant|
|Horned Lark Pretending to be Ruddy Turnstone :-)|
|Eiders and Scoters, Oh My!|
The big surprise at Beavertail was a small flock of purple sandpipers hunkered down on the rocks. I wasn't sure they were purples at first because I couldn't get a good look with my binocs. I asked a guy carrying a scope if he would check them out. He confirmed my ID and let me look at them through his scope. Friendly birder.
|Rocks Where Purples Hide|
|Manchester Reservoir of Attleboro|
The walk in the woods yielded lots of interesting moss and lichens and plants in miniature landscapes and a rough-legged hawk overhead. Somehow, I didn't mind not seeing the tufted duck.