Small Sandpiper

Friends, this is a very small bird and pushing the limits of my telephoto lens, but couldn’t resist sharing his wing stretch with all of you.  I think he is a semi-palmated Sandpiper, but the experts out there will probably help with his id.  Semi-palmated meaning his feet are slightly webbed, but as you can see that part of his anatomy is not accessible. Black legs and feet so is probably more sandpiper than plover.  The image below shows his beautiful back feathers.  til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 25, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. just gorgeous mj, love the reflection too 🙂

  2. I so adore the reflection in the second photo. Wonderful as always!

  3. Love the reflection in the second photo 😀

  4. Hi, MJ. What a co-incidence. I published a photo yesterday of a bird that I thought was a Least Sandpiper. It looks like your Semi-palmated Sandpiper. Maybe I am wrong about mine. Sandpipers are my hardest birds to ID properly. They almost all look alike to me. Anyway, great photo. 🙂

  5. I like the reflection.

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