An early morning visit to one of my favourite places was just the tonic I needed to lift my mood. It's been ages since I've been able to go here, or at least it feels that way. I was greeted with two Common Sandpipers almost the minute I stepped out of the car. These birds are great to watch as the scour the perimeters of our reservoirs, lakes and waterways. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these as we go through the Spring and Summer months.
Good fieldcraft is needed to photograph these shy birds, as more often than not they will head off across the water when they've seen you. Good use of a wall and knowledge of their movements helped me keep one step ahead. I left this one in peace and it was soon joined by it's companion.
The last photo is perfect. It looks as though it is posing for you.ReplyDelete
Great series on the Common Sandpiper. It is a pretty bird! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Take care, have a happy weekend.
It is a cute bird. Wonderful serie.ReplyDelete
Beautiful series! I was lucky to sight a Common Sandpiper here in Bangalore this week.ReplyDelete
I love this beautiful bird but I also like to see the variations in the rocks! It makes me want to do a sketch of them! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
You got some wonderful shots of it!ReplyDelete
A series of beautiful sandpipper photos.ReplyDelete
The first photo looks as if he is acting stylish for your camera to shoot ��
how wonderfup to see the sandpiper. They don´t often comes inland to my place and as we don´t travel much now I will probably not see one this season. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You explained the essentials of field craft Adam. especially where many waders are concerned. I can never get close to Common Sands here in UK. Those are fine pictures you have there. I think it's warming up next week - migrants soon I hope.ReplyDelete
Exceptional photos and great narrative today.ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking time to link in with us at IRBB this weekend.
sandpipers are cute - glad you could get out!ReplyDelete
Wow... what lovely scenes at the beach. I enjoyed reading.ReplyDelete
Stay healthy and well.
Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/04/north-carolinas-pollen-season.html
Our equivalent is Spotted Sandpiper (in non-breeding plumage almost identical) and they seem to be not quite as skittish as Common Sandpiper.ReplyDelete