Nature Through My Lens

Shorebirds

Another Stilt

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Another Black-necked Stilt wading through the algae.  Lots of bugs here too!


Long Legs

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A Black-necked Stilt and it’s reflection


At Rest

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A Greater Yellowlegs takes a break and puts it’s leg up after a busy morning hunting for worms on the mud flats.


Up To It’s Knees in It!

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With the tide out, this Greater Yellowlegs is finding it tough going in the soft mud!


Never Alone

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Here’s a Yellowlegs.  Might be Male, Might be Female, Might be a Greater Yellowlegs or a Lesser Yellowlegs.  I dunno!!

But I know its’ never alone when it’s got it’s shadow And it’s Reflection!


On Alert

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A group of Dowitchers suddenly on alert and ready to fly.  Which they did several seconds after this shot!


Hanging Out

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Greater Yellowlegs just hanging about.


Peeps

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Here’s an abstract view of some “Peeps” in flight


A Gathering

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A group of Yellowlegs gather on a stone outcrop.

They definitely live up to their name!


Stretch

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A Greater Yellowlegs stretches it’s wings


Making Dimples

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A Greater Yellowlegs hunting.

I was quite fascinated with how it was making a large dimple in the water from the waters surface tension.  


Solitary

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Amid the reflections

and a splash of light

a solitary Greater Yellowlegs does what such birds do, wade!


Peeps In Flight

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Here’s a group of about 30 shorebirds.

I have no idea what they are.  I find their identification to be somewhat difficult!


Working the Weeds

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Three Lesser Yellowlegs hunt for food along the edge of the reeds


Balance

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Here’s another American Avocet.  I love it’s blue legs!  It’s amazing that a bird with this much leg is able to balance nicely on one of them!


Another Lifer

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A Wilson’s Phalarope!  These guys have long legs, but seem to like to swim too!  His mate was close by.


Yellowlegs

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A Yellowlegs.  Not sure whether it’s a Greater or Lesser!  The differences are subtle.  I loved this guys reflection, the water drops and it’s wonderful ripples that look like they are drawn on!


Under Cover

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A Killdeer takes cover behind some grass growing at the edge of the pond.


Enjoying the Sun

A trio of American Avocets enjoy the afternoon sun

A trio of American Avocets enjoy the afternoon sun


Incoming

An American Avocet coming in for a landing

An American Avocet coming in for a landing


A Lifer

We are just back from a holiday.  We travelled across the country as far as eastern Manitoba.  Here is one of the wonderful sights we say.  An American Avocet.  Quite plentiful on the plains of Saskatchewan.   More to come as I get 2500 photos organized!

We are just back from a holiday. We travelled across the country as far as eastern Manitoba. Here is one of the wonderful sights we saw. An American Avocet. Quite plentiful on the plains of Saskatchewan. More to come as I get 2500 photos organized!


Wading

A Western Sandpiper. Such pretty birds!

A Western Sandpiper.
Such pretty birds!


Yellowleg Reflection

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A Lesser Yellowlegs glides through the water among the reflections from nearby reeds