May 22, 2016

Short billed dowitchers.

While out on our pontoon boat we came across a flock of short billed dowitchers bathing, grooming, eating and sleeping at Rondeau Provincial Park.

Twice the were put up by turkey vultures cruising low over the south beach.

Limnodromus griseus
Although both sexes share incubation of the eggs, only the male takes care of the young once they hatch.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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