A Whimbrel, a large shorebird, recently stopped by on its migration to its breeding grounds far to our north. Rozann Grunig was there with her camera to record the event.
Just look at that beak, perfect for eating crabs. Thanks to Rozann for allowing me to share her photo with you here.
There is an extremely interesting article in Audubon's March-April magazine about a Whimbrel named Hope. Google it if you'd like to learn more. The story of her migration is absolutely amazing!