Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thoughtful Thursday: Storms

[Short-billed Dowitchers joined the Laughing Gulls in the Cape May Point State Park parking lot last Monday when heavy rain and high tides flooded all the normal habitat. These dows are juveniles, told by the neat bright buff edges to the upperpart feathers. If you want to get fancy, find their tertials and note the bright internal markings, which separate them from Long-billed Dowitcher juveniles, which lack these markings. Click to enlarge.]

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. 

- Epictetus

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