S is for Starling... sorry to but in.. lol.. but hey, looked fun.. Hi, I'm Lin, a newbie.. don't do much birding, but like to watch the wild birds in the yard.. mostly too busy taking care of my indoor flock.. :rolleyes:
I'll start with the American Avocet , a "large, handsome, and gregarious shorebird that commonly feeds and rests in flocks of up to several hundred." Although I may have seen this bird on one of my trips to the Atlantic Coast, I've yet to make a positive ID.
N is for Nighthawk which, according to my Birder's Dictionary, is the name for either of two species of the genus Chordeiles, crepuscular (?!) and nocturnal insect-eating birds of the goatsucker family, Caprimulgidae.
X is for the elusive Xema sabini, probably better known to you as Sabine's Gull. Larger than a Little Gull and smaller than a Black-legged Kittiwake, this gull breeds in High Arctic, and is highly pelagic in migration. (Of course I'm sure you all knew this already, lol.)
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!