Monday, November 17, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly

Spotted Sandpiper

It was a rare treat to have one of these stop by for a few hours earlier this summer. Shore birds don't generally find our little pond in the middle of the mountains. There are two very large reservoirs both north and south of here, so I imagine it was just passing through on its way to or from one of them. I'm glad it stopped.

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8 comments:

mick said...

Very interesting photo. Shorebirds are so interesting.

Bernie Krausse said...

Unexpected Bird Visitors are Always fun to me.

Tabib said...

Good discovery.
I found my first Sandpiper last Sunday, supposed to be Common Sandpiper, but not common here.

Arija said...

A real cutie, wish I could get that close to one.

nina said...

Don't you love it when visitors drop in!?

Vickie said...

I love these surprises too. Nice photo.

Bob & Cynthia Kaufman said...

Beautiful! They are no longer with spots when we see them here in California.

behindthebins said...

Nice one. Look at him cocking his eye at you. I have never managed a good shot of one.