What remains when a tree breathes no more?
While hiking around a rock outcrop in an attempt to get a better view of some large breaking waves I came across this guy busy foraging along the rocks near the shoreline. Since we spend so little time along the coast our shorebird identification skills are a bit lacking especially when the birds are dressed in their non-breeding plumage. My best guess is that this is a Black Turnstone albeit not looking very black this day. I welcome correction and tips for identification of shorebirds from costal dwellers.
Northern California Coast.
A sun dog shining brightly near the Karlae Glacier in East Greenland. Photographed on a kayaking trip last summer and yes, this sundog did portend for a dramatic weather change, and not for the better.