Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (first seen in Point Reyes, CA in May 2013)
Cooper's Hawk-- we have a family of these amazing birds living in our back yard. They are astonishing to watch and don't seem to mind the noise from our 4 year old. #special
Ring-billed gull, Larus delawarensis
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) is a wader (shorebird) in the large bird family Scolopacidae. It breeds across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia and migrates south to the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the winter. It is an occasional vagrant to Australia and North America.
American Bittern Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, DE 12/26/2014
Whimbrel(Numenius phaeopus), the most widespread of the curlews, nesting in the Arctic across North America and Eurasia, wintering on the coasts of six continents. Whimbrels tend to concentrate in flocks at a few favored spots in migration, so that the observer sees either many of them or else very small numbers.