Thousands of Birds Vacation Here as They Head South
A lone Willet towers over a blanket of peeps [All photos by Ann Constantino]
Birders flock (pardon the pun) from all over to see the feathered inhabitants that live around here and to see those that pass through our area. These images show why. The sheer number of sandpipers in these shots is mindboggling. Local photographer Ann Constantino captured this massive flock headed south for the winter as they vacationed on the shores of Klopp Lake near the Arcata Marsh.
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The peeps pack the shore of Arcata’s Klopp Lake on Friday, August 19.
Swarms of peeps bolt into flight when the Peregrine Falcon makes a pass at them. [Photo by Ann Constantino]
Closeup of a peep