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squirl033 May 10, 2019 1:25 AM

Some shorebirds for a change
 
Went out to a beach near the coast yesterday to see if I could get some decent shots of shorebirds for a change. The tide was way out, so I walked out onto the tide flats and set up my tripod and just waited. As the tide came in, so did the birds, and before long I had them all around me.. Had dunlin almost literally at my feet, and some of the others not much farther away. Here's a sampling of what I got. All are in breeding plumage, so much more colorful than their drab winter garb...

Red knot, a "lifer" bird for me... this one was no more than about 40 feet away...

https://i.ibb.co/ts5KBzD/MG-7161-sm.jpg

Ruddy turnstone... have seen and photographed these before, but they were badly backlit and at a distance, not 50-60 feet away like this little guy....

https://i.ibb.co/vwMbMyP/MG-7130-crop-sm.jpg

Dunlin in breeding plumage, This image is uncropped, from about 12 feet away.

https://i.ibb.co/52y5Q5s/MG-7117-sm.jpg

Walter C May 10, 2019 11:55 AM

Nice, sharp captures.

Ozzie_Traveller May 10, 2019 5:57 PM

G'day Rocky

Yep - a bit different from your usual BIF pics but goodies none-the-less
I'm also impressed that you care enough to name all your subjects correctly for us viewers :)

Phil

squirl033 May 11, 2019 2:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Walter C (Post 1416994)
Nice, sharp captures.

Thanks, Walter!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozzie_Traveller (Post 1416996)
G'day Rocky
Yep - a bit different from your usual BIF pics but goodies none-the-less
I'm also impressed that you care enough to name all your subjects correctly for us viewers :)
Phil

Thanks, Phil! I figure there are folks here who've never seen or heard of these birds, so including their names is the least I can do! ;)

DSP121 May 13, 2019 1:06 AM

Wonderful set of pictures. Birds are so cute. Thank you so much Rocky, for sharing such amazing pictures with us! :)

squirl033 May 15, 2019 1:52 AM

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Originally Posted by DSP121 (Post 1417003)
Wonderful set of pictures. Birds are so cute. Thank you so much Rocky, for sharing such amazing pictures with us! :)

My pleasure, DSP! Thank you for the kind words!


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