• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 903.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 726.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 517.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 517.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::init() should be compatible with views_plugin::init(&$view, &$display) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 139.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 137.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_pager_none::post_execute() should be compatible with views_plugin_pager::post_execute(&$result) in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_pager_none.inc on line 62.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/larzalere/scottwhittle.com/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 903.
Birds section header
Dead Birds Tell Tales
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2008


I took an early trip out to Jamaica Bay this morning with Tom Stephenson, hoping to see yesterday's White-Faced Ibis and whatever else might show up. We didn't have much luck with any rarities (in part because the water levels were very high), but we did find a dead Semipalmated Sandpiper on the sidewalk. Semipalms are quite populous at Jamaica right now, and this one must have flown low and hit a car. This little death gave me a nice opportunity to look at the bird up close, and especially to see the webbing between it's toes for which it is named. You can actually see this webbing at times on live birds, but this way is a lot easier.