9/12/2006

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Harlequins


High winds forced cancellation of the bird banding operations today. While Dave Langford was on census, Andrew McDonald, Joanna Jack and I went out to Pipit Point to see what was around. Sharp eyed Andrew spotted these two Harlequins just offshore. I took many photos with my binoculars and this ended up being the best one (unfortunately). These are two males going from non-breeding to breeding plumage. Great sighting!