|Ring-billed Gulls at Sandy Point State Beach|
|Semi-palmated Plovers at Sandy Point State Beach|
|Bill Forward, studded with sandpipers and plovers.|
|Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Sandy Point|
|Least Terns, Sandy Point|
Least terns and their children were also plentiful.
|Black-bellied Plover, Sandy Point|
As were Black-Bellied Plovers, which I viewed with new appreciation since hanging with the Golden cousins in Iceland.
|Tree Swallows in the Phragmites, Marsh Trail|
And, of course, Tree Swallows, always abundant this time of year (I don't even think the numbers have peaked yet).
|Cormorants, egrets and gulls in a line, Sandy Point|
I was also impressed by the egret numbers, particularly at Sandy Point (hanging with gulls). And starlings (not shown). Indeed, my favorite image of the day was a poor sandpiper that got caught in a swirling flock of starlings, flying in their midst for a minute or two before the starlings realized it and forced it down.
I also brought my new portable recorder. So here is a sonic record of my time at Sandy Point.