Western Sandpiper foraging on the north beach of Fort De Soto

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Western Sandpiper foraging on the north beach of Fort De SotoWestern Sandpiper foraging on the north beach of Fort De Soto – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/750, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

This is just a simple post of a foraging Western Sandpiper that I found while working on moving my images from their old galleries to the new ones yesterday. I don’t have all that many images of Western Sandpipers because I only saw them in Florida when they would winter at Fort De Soto’s north beach. Even though they are one of the most abundant shorebird species in North America they have a very tiny breeding range in western Alaska. Like many other shorebird species rising seas may will have a negative impact on their breeding and feeding grounds.

I loved the reflective quality of the thin film of water on the sand when I created this image in August of 2008 along with the great eye contact with the sandpiper.

Life is good.

Mia

3 Comments

  1. Utahbooklover May 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    A beautiful and peaceful image. Thank you.

  2. Alex (stu) May 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    There seems to be a droplet about to form on the end of its bill. Delightfully reflective

  3. Elephant's Child May 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    While I accept that the water is shallow (because you told me) I prefer to think that this stunning little bird is walking on it…

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