Yesterday morning, seven whimbrels landed briefly in our front yard. Yesterday evening I went out and worked the coast for a bit and wouldn’t you know it, found a group of seven whimbrels! This photo is of one of them as I laid still in the rain and mud. Later that evening, as I began to drive back to the house I spotted a group of – you guessed it, seven whimbrels flying overhead and off into the distance to the north.
Coincidence, or was I seeing the same birds each time? As I thanked them and bid them a farewell, my simple, fairy tale mind likes to think it was the same birds each time. 🙂