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Semipalmated Sandpiper shaking off its wet feathers. . These birds are tiny and I totally missed it at first. It was excellently camouflag…

Little stretch in the morning! Semipalmated Sandpiper .

"Ruffled" A semipalmated sandpiper looking disheveled after shaking out its plumage. It's mottled appearance of light grey and darker feathers, ...

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies Archives - Window to Wildlife - Photography by Jim Edlhuber

"Shake It Off" A white-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) shakes water off its body after bathing. In the field, this peep is noticeably larger than ...

"Quiet Moment" Compare this juvenile (HY) semipalmated sandpiper to the adult pictured above. Notice that there are no obvious molt patterns with distinctly ...

... plumage pattern, and bill compared to the differences between peep species, there can be quite a bit of variation in semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper. Swipe to see video of the resting bird.

The Sanderling's black legs blur as it runs back and forth on the beach, picking or probing for tiny prey in the wet sand left by receding waves.

Red Knot, a juvenile bird…

The Second Photo Was Taken On The North Dike Salt Hay At Brigantine In 2014: This Pair Of Semipalmated Sandpipers Was

Pin by Brenda Granquist on birds | Pinterest | Birds, Pet birds and Wild birds

Dunlins bill is under the water getting something to eat…

Right now, there is a large invasion of Hawfinches (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) recorded for Great Britain. The peak took place in fall 2017, ...

Marbled Godwit warming up after a long and cold night. Tadoussac, QC - September

Wave recedes back out, the Sanderling has something in his bill but continually looks for more food…

And The Last Photo Shows An Adult Short-billed. Dowitcher Moving Into The Grasses At Brig In 2015:

Sanderling, Calidris alba, at the small island Granito de Oro, on the east

A bulbul shaking the water off his feathers - Stock Image

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

These are Semipalmated Plovers, a new bird for me.

Profile… Tagged pectoral sandpiper

New bird! This little Semipalmated Sandpiper is the 190th bird I have photographed, IDed and blogged.

"Wary Of The Skies" A juvenile semipalmated sandpiper scans the skies for aerial predators. If you watch a flock of resting peeps they will frequently make ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) shaking its feathers while standing in water,

Black-necked stilt .

White-rumped Sandpiper. While I was photographing this White-rumped this morning the

Semipalmated Plover getting something to eat… Least Sandpiper ...

This Pair Of Semipalmated Sandpipers Was Photographed Near South Dike At Brigantine In 2016:

A semipalmated sandpiper flies from the water to the shore. If your entire flock of shorebirds flushes and it wasn't something you did, keep an eye out for ...

2CY looking for food (see the right leg shivering in forward position). By Christophe Gouraud · Semipalmated Plover

"Close-Up" While not my best composition, I include this image of a foraging semipalmated sandpiper to show how close birds can get if you follow the tips ...

I checked for birds resembling Sanderlings on All About Birds and thought this might be a Western Sandpiper. I posted the guess to What's This Bird, ...

Their whirring sounds rise above the sound of car engines as air rushes through their feathers signaling that they deem themselves masters of their domain.

And This Photo Shows A Semipalmated Sandpiper Taking Off From The Mud Near The North Dike At Brigantine In 2015:

The bird, a Temminck's stint, usually breeds in the Arctic, and passes through the UK on its way to breeding grounds in Africa and Asia in the winter, ...

Story Behind the Shot: Goeddel is accustomed to hard-earned photographs achieved by spending long hours in unforgiving conditions.

Another common shorebird, the Black-bellied Plover. When these birds attain breeding plumage later in spring, they'll look like a different species.

American Kestrel looks fierce and cute at the same time.

To this day, I can't help but wonder what else was using the woods of Goat Island on that wet September, 1984 morning?

"Snake Bird" An immature anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) takes a break from preening at the Venice Audubon Rookery in Venice, Florida.

Knob-thorn trees (Acacia nigrescens) in full bloom dot the landscape in their yellow splendor, and birds too ...

Black - Necked Stilt - Cigüeñela de Cuello Negro - They feeds in shallow water, wading or swimming. It may locate the food by sight.

Birds of all species hang close together at this pond, but do the birds and reptiles hang close together too?

... the birds and reptiles hang close together too? IMG_6987-2

... California to get another earth-shaking hummingbird species, and I think this bird is ready for a triumphant return. There are 6 records, none in the ...

"Pale Reflection" A western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) forages in the shallows. Notice the overall paler, grayer appearance and front heavy bearing.

A shorebird that looks almost like a calico cat, the Ruddy Turnstone's orange legs and uniquely patterned black-and-white head and chest make them easy to ...

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... the region. dsc_1304. This is a Spotted Sandpiper.

Western Sandpiper Near South Dike

Lord Lichfield nailed the action.

Sandpiper On The Salt Hay Near The North Dike At Brig In 2016:

White-rumped Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper. The East coast would've rolled ...

... the opportunity arises. At one point, this little Semipalmated Sandpiper nearly scrambled over my feet. I should have spent more time with it, ...

... the similar Western Sandpiper. Least Sandpiper

A single Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, a small shorebird, wades along the ocean

All birds looking up (in that one-eyed way I remember from my backyard hens), while the turtle continues to watch the gallinules.

The bird is molting out his/her kid feathers and starting to grow the black ones. You can see a few popping in on the bird's back in this photo.

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Wyre Estuary Lancs. 16th September (c) Lord Lichfield

Kwak zich uitschuddend; Night Heron shaking its feathers - Stock Image

"Pale Knight" A particularly pale (and longer beaked) specimen of a semipalmated sandpiper strikes a pose while foraging nearby. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm ...

Least Sandpiper At The Avalon Seawall

... taken on Cape Sable on September-1st 2015 shows another Dunlin, this one is a typical juvenile. Note the pale edged scapulars in moult to winter grey; ...

... the south west… Least Sandpiper, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset, (© Timothy White)

Greater Yellow Legs in fall colours.

sanderling - Beaches Offer Great Birding Opportunities During Fall Migration

... breeding season - which may involve raising three broods - they begin to collect in flocks, often of hundreds, or even thousands of birds. As the season ...

This second image of the putative Dunlin x White-rumped Sandpiper hybrid offers a slightly more angled view and reiterates the points already made ...

Ruddy Turnstones are common winter shorebirds in the Caribbean. (Photo by Arnaldo Toledo)

9/23 UPDATE: Jeannette and I observed the bird again yesterday, 9/22 and Jeannette took excellent photos, as usual. It was also a whole lot closer, ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

The Second Shows A Short-billed Dowitcher Lifting Its Wings Near The East Dike At Brigantine In 2016:

The First Shows A Semipalmated Plover Eating A Worm At Brig In 2013:

The Imperial Parrot, locally known as the Sisserou, is the National Bird of Dominica. (Photo by Paul Reillo)

Off Its Prehensile Bill At The Port Mahon Ditch In 2011:

Black Grouse in Wales by Lord Lichfield

Black-necked Grebe shaking its feathers in the Danube Delta Romania - Stock Image

I woke up to the resounding sound of pouring rain bouncing of the roof of our room. I checked the time – 4:20 am. Darn! I'm five minutes late.

9/23 UPDATE: Jeannette and I observed the bird again yesterday, 9/22 and Jeannette took excellent photos, as usual. It was also a whole lot closer, ...

It's a mite cooler than the lowlands, ...

"Eye On The Sky" Peeps are not the only ones that periodically scan for aerial predators. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO lens, ISO 400, f/8, ...

Long-billed Curlew This large, long-legged shorebird is most notable for its extremely long, down-curved bill, adapted for foraging for earthworms, crabs, ...

The image that really confirms the hybrid's lineage is found in The Shorebird Guide, page 163, plate 6. This bird could almost be our hybrid except for the ...

Sanderlings at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 19, 2018

rt - Beaches Offer Great Birding Opportunities During Fall Migration. During fall migration, Ruddy Turnstones are among the ...

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Celebrate World Shorebirds Day and Join the Global Shorebird Count! September 5-11, 2018

See how the feathers are wet – looks like wet dog fur, almost. They aren't waterproof like a duck's feathers and need to dry after swimming.

"Making Pretty" A peep preens its feathers as it rests on a small island in East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Pop quiz: which species and what age?

Having established what a Dunlin looks like in adult summer, winter and late-juvenile plumage, here is the putative hybrid. Of the images taken, ...

Here is another example of Dunlin in winter plumage, taken October-31st elsewhere. IMG_5178 (2). The ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper shaking off its wet feathers. . These birds are tiny and I totally missed it at first. It was excellently camouflag…

Little stretch in the morning! Semipalmated Sandpiper .

"Ruffled" A semipalmated sandpiper looking disheveled after shaking out its plumage. It's mottled appearance of light grey and darker feathers, ...

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies Archives - Window to Wildlife - Photography by Jim Edlhuber

"Quiet Moment" Compare this juvenile (HY) semipalmated sandpiper to the adult pictured above. Notice that there are no obvious molt patterns with distinctly ...

Sanderling, Calidris alba, at the small island Granito de Oro, on the east

"Shake It Off" A white-rumped sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) shakes water off its body after bathing. In the field, this peep is noticeably larger than ...

The Sanderling's black legs blur as it runs back and forth on the beach, picking or probing for tiny prey in the wet sand left by receding waves.

Red Knot, a juvenile bird…

Pin by Brenda Granquist on birds | Pinterest | Birds, Pet birds and Wild birds

Dunlins bill is under the water getting something to eat…

The Second Photo Was Taken On The North Dike Salt Hay At Brigantine In 2014: This Pair Of Semipalmated Sandpipers Was

Marbled Godwit warming up after a long and cold night. Tadoussac, QC - September

... plumage pattern, and bill compared to the differences between peep species, there can be quite a bit of variation in semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris ...

Wave recedes back out, the Sanderling has something in his bill but continually looks for more food…

And The Last Photo Shows An Adult Short-billed. Dowitcher Moving Into The Grasses At Brig In 2015:

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

A bulbul shaking the water off his feathers - Stock Image

Semipalmated Sandpiper. Swipe to see video of the resting bird.

Right now, there is a large invasion of Hawfinches (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) recorded for Great Britain. The peak took place in fall 2017, ...

New bird! This little Semipalmated Sandpiper is the 190th bird I have photographed, IDed and blogged.

These are Semipalmated Plovers, a new bird for me.

Profile… Tagged pectoral sandpiper

Black-necked stilt .

"Wary Of The Skies" A juvenile semipalmated sandpiper scans the skies for aerial predators. If you watch a flock of resting peeps they will frequently make ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) shaking its feathers while standing in water,

This Pair Of Semipalmated Sandpipers Was Photographed Near South Dike At Brigantine In 2016:

Semipalmated Plover getting something to eat… Least Sandpiper ...

A semipalmated sandpiper flies from the water to the shore. If your entire flock of shorebirds flushes and it wasn't something you did, keep an eye out for ...

"Close-Up" While not my best composition, I include this image of a foraging semipalmated sandpiper to show how close birds can get if you follow the tips ...

2CY looking for food (see the right leg shivering in forward position). By Christophe Gouraud · Semipalmated Plover

And This Photo Shows A Semipalmated Sandpiper Taking Off From The Mud Near The North Dike At Brigantine In 2015:

I checked for birds resembling Sanderlings on All About Birds and thought this might be a Western Sandpiper. I posted the guess to What's This Bird, ...

Story Behind the Shot: Goeddel is accustomed to hard-earned photographs achieved by spending long hours in unforgiving conditions.

The bird, a Temminck's stint, usually breeds in the Arctic, and passes through the UK on its way to breeding grounds in Africa and Asia in the winter, ...

To this day, I can't help but wonder what else was using the woods of Goat Island on that wet September, 1984 morning?

"Snake Bird" An immature anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) takes a break from preening at the Venice Audubon Rookery in Venice, Florida.

"Pale Reflection" A western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) forages in the shallows. Notice the overall paler, grayer appearance and front heavy bearing.

Black - Necked Stilt - Cigüeñela de Cuello Negro - They feeds in shallow water, wading or swimming. It may locate the food by sight.

Lord Lichfield nailed the action.

White-rumped Sandpiper. While I was photographing this White-rumped this morning the

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Wyre Estuary Lancs. 16th September (c) Lord Lichfield

... California to get another earth-shaking hummingbird species, and I think this bird is ready for a triumphant return. There are 6 records, none in the ...

... the region. dsc_1304. This is a Spotted Sandpiper.

A shorebird that looks almost like a calico cat, the Ruddy Turnstone's orange legs and uniquely patterned black-and-white head and chest make them easy to ...

IMG_3692 (2)

At first I thought the solo little sandpiper with the turnstones was a Sanderling.

Black Grouse in Wales by Lord Lichfield

A sleepy solitary Sanderling was near the turnstone and small flock of plovers.

White-rumped Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper. The East coast would've rolled ...

Their whirring sounds rise above the sound of car engines as air rushes through their feathers signaling that they deem themselves masters of their domain.

... the opportunity arises. At one point, this little Semipalmated Sandpiper nearly scrambled over my feet. I should have spent more time with it, ...

But it seemed smaller, especially next to the turnstone, and active in a different way, zipping around here and there.

All birds looking up (in that one-eyed way I remember from my backyard hens), while the turtle continues to watch the gallinules.

Sandpiper On The Salt Hay Near The North Dike At Brig In 2016:

Birds of all species hang close together at this pond, but do the birds and reptiles hang close together too?

Kwak zich uitschuddend; Night Heron shaking its feathers - Stock Image

... the south west… Least Sandpiper, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset, (© Timothy White)

"Pale Knight" A particularly pale (and longer beaked) specimen of a semipalmated sandpiper strikes a pose while foraging nearby. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm ...

Least Sandpiper At The Avalon Seawall

... taken on Cape Sable on September-1st 2015 shows another Dunlin, this one is a typical juvenile. Note the pale edged scapulars in moult to winter grey; ...

Greater Yellow Legs in fall colours.

This second image of the putative Dunlin x White-rumped Sandpiper hybrid offers a slightly more angled view and reiterates the points already made ...

And The Third Photo Shows An Adult Pectoral Sandpiper Doing A Wing Lift On The Mud Near The North Dike At Brig In 2015:

Ruddy Turnstones are common winter shorebirds in the Caribbean. (Photo by Arnaldo Toledo)

9/23 UPDATE: Jeannette and I observed the bird again yesterday, 9/22 and Jeannette took excellent photos, as usual. It was also a whole lot closer, ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper Near South Dike

The Imperial Parrot, locally known as the Sisserou, is the National Bird of Dominica. (Photo by Paul Reillo)

I woke up to the resounding sound of pouring rain bouncing of the roof of our room. I checked the time – 4:20 am. Darn! I'm five minutes late.

Black-necked Grebe shaking its feathers in the Danube Delta Romania - Stock Image

9/23 UPDATE: Jeannette and I observed the bird again yesterday, 9/22 and Jeannette took excellent photos, as usual. It was also a whole lot closer, ...

It's a mite cooler than the lowlands, ...

The Second Shows A Short-billed Dowitcher Lifting Its Wings Near The East Dike At Brigantine In 2016:

"Eye On The Sky" Peeps are not the only ones that periodically scan for aerial predators. Canon 7D, Sigma 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO lens, ISO 400, f/8, ...

The green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) is a small wader (shorebird) of the

The image that really confirms the hybrid's lineage is found in The Shorebird Guide, page 163, plate 6. This bird could almost be our hybrid except for the ...

Off Its Prehensile Bill At The Port Mahon Ditch In 2011:

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... the birds and reptiles hang close together too? IMG_6987-2

Ruddy Turnstone At The Avalon Seawall

The First Shows A Semipalmated Plover Eating A Worm At Brig In 2013:

Celebrate World Shorebirds Day and Join the Global Shorebird Count! September 5-11, 2018

See how the feathers are wet – looks like wet dog fur, almost. They aren't waterproof like a duck's feathers and need to dry after swimming.

Having established what a Dunlin looks like in adult summer, winter and late-juvenile plumage, here is the putative hybrid. Of the images taken, ...

Here is another example of Dunlin in winter plumage, taken October-31st elsewhere. IMG_5178 (2). The ...

pect - Shorebirds Abound At The West Perth Wetlands

A stunning Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) feeding along the shoreline at the coast in

A striking White-rumped Sandpiper seems to ponder its reflection. This species was my primary target, and I wasn't disappointed. Rick Asamoto had reported a ...

A striking male Magnolia Warbler perches momentarily on a branch while foraging for food during its spring migration. (photo by Gerald A. DeBoer, ...

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Wyre Estuary Lancs. 16th September (c) Lord Lichfield

Amazing red and yellow color match between the turtle's face and tail and adult gallinule's beak and legs.

This bird was first captured and banded in 2004, making it at least 12 years of age. The salt ponds of Bonaire ...