July 19th Red River Beach Birding

Peter Trull guided the first Red River Beach Birding Walk of the season on this beautiful, breezy morning. Our enthusiastic group of birders saw 20 species while strolling the scenic shore of Nantucket Sound and exploring the marsh habitat. A great black-backed gull provided a memorable show as it ate a live juvenile spiny dogfish. Virtually all of the species observed today were in the post-breeding dispersal phase of their nesting season. Now, these birds are busy foraging to build up fat stores for their upcoming migration. 

Please enjoy photos below, courtesy of HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.