Semipalmated Sandpiper Foraging in a Tidal Lagoon

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A Semipalmated Sandpiper foraging in a tidal lagoonA Semipalmated Sandpiper foraging in a tidal lagoon – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I’m sharing a simple Semipalmated Sandpiper image today that I photographed at Fort De Soto’s north beach back in May of 2009. I didn’t see Semipalmated Sandpipers often there and only when they were migrating because they winter further south than where I lived in Florida and they breed in the lower Arctic regions from western Alaska to Labrador.

The word “semipalmated” refers to their half webbed toes that help them walk on mudflats.

It dawned on me while going through images to put into my new galleries that I had never posted a Semipalmated Sandpiper image here on my blog. I think they are cute little shorebirds.

Life is good.

Mia

2 Comments

  1. Utahbooklover April 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Nice image of a very cute sandpiper. And thanks for explaining semipalmated.

  2. Patty Chadwick April 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Sandpipers are such cute, busy little guys…always fun to watch and see.

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