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2nd Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday, the 2nd Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was held.  It was a joint presentation of NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society.  About 80 birders were in attendance.

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The group out on the East Pond.

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Kevin Karlson led the walk and gave a lecture in the afternoon.  His latest book is about birding by impression - size, and shape rather than field marks.  It is a good method, but I'll need to buy his book to get the hang of it.

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Here he talked about using body size to differentiate between a Greater and Lesser Yellow Legs.

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I'm too new to get my shorebird I.D.s correct but here are some pictures to enjoy.

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Semipalmated Pover

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Snowy Egret.

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Wilson's Phalarope (Immature).

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Female Merlin.

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Female Merlin.

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Female Merlin.

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Eastern Phoebe.

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Eastern Phoebe's flip side.