Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Excitement

Late spring has brought these Common Sandpipers in the river near my flat into fever. The couple you see below was very active in chasing and displaying all through the afternoon, while several other individuals nearby were still quite lazy. These small birds are difficult to approach but I did try my best.
The Little Ringed Plovers were still around as well as the new comer, the Grey-tailed Tattler, which I saw 3 birds feeding in the river area also. Photos of the tattlers will be up soon.

5 comments:

Russell said...

Again some really nice photos. Lovely wader pics.

Phil said...

You're right Common Sandpipers are difficult to approach. You got much better pictures than mine = nil.

Mark Young said...

Those Common Sandpiper images look great! I can't wait to see your Tattlers when you post them.

Chris said...

These are cool shots, I love the low angle. I guess you were crawling in the sand and the results are just gorgeous! Splendid!

Stu said...

Nice stuff, the waders are hitting northern Japan now, hope I get some shots as good as these!