Least Sandpipers, Kingsport Beach, NS

As we were walking on the beach for the past few days, we have watched many small flocks of these little shorebirds as they foraged for food or swooped and dipped over the water. When in the air they keep a tight formation, wheeling and banking so that at times the flash of the underside of their wings makes them invisible against the water behind them. I hope I have identified them correctly, but will change the title if someone lets me know otherwise. They are approachable, not being frightened particularly, except with the ball or dog lands in their midst.

This was the photograph I got of them yesterday. I owe it, in part, to Linda who walked with me and Joni (and waded with us through the incoming tide that caught us unawares) as, when I hesitated as to whether to bring my camera or not, she said "you always take your camera everywhere", so I did. And I had chosen the right lens, for once.

#hqspbirds +HQSP Birds curated by +Suzi Harr +Mark Rayner +Andy Brown

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17 Responses

  1. We'll do it again, +Linda Jess ! And maybe get wet feet again. And I agree about it being refreshing.

    Thank you so much, +Ursula Klepper – I'm glad you like it.

    +Photo Mania Canada thank you so much for sharing my image and for your comment. I very much appreciate it. Also thanks for including me in the shared circle. +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 

    +HQSP Birds and +Andy Brown – I used to live in Suffolk myself and had an oiled bird rescue station there. Thanks for your nice comment.


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