Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday: Curlew Sandpiper

Earlier this year, we took a drive up to Beachmere (near Bribie Island) to meet a birding friend to photograph birds in his area. I captured a few "lifers" that day. This was one of my favourites:

The Curlew Sandpiper is a small to medium sized migratory shorebird. It's long down-curved beak is black, as are it's legs & feet.









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17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute little things.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Beautiful set of photos Liz, lovely colours and definition.

mick said...

Great photos of the Curlew Sandpipers. They are beautiful little birds. Up here I usually see them standing close in to Godwits and hard to see between them.

Marie said...

Lovely bird! And great photos of him.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Curlew Sandpiper.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute Sandpiper.. Great shots!

cobie en bas van Es said...

prachtig wat veen schoonheid.

Pete Shanley said...

Congratulations & thanks for sharing. I remember discovering these guys recently too!

ladyfi said...

How very beautiful!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful shots of these beautiful birds.

Adam Jones said...

Super little birds and fantastic shots of them too.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a handsome fella, and that shoreline is just beautiful, Liz. xo.

Phyllis Oller said...

He appears to be on a mission hopping about,great captures!Phyllis

Christian Perrin said...

I love Beachmere, especially that little conservation park there! I remember seeing Varied Trillers and Azure Kingfishers in those woods when I was younger, and thinking I'd seen two huge rarities, haha!

You've done well to get such great photos of Curlew Sandpipers - they are usually distant silhouetted specks on shiny mudflats when I see them. The first two shots especially are fantastic and I love the narrow field of focus in them.

Ida said...

These delightful water birds fascinate me. I enjoyed your photos very much.

Alicia - OneMotherHen said...

Aaw fabulous! I've only seen the curlew a couple of times. Once in a zoo, and once on our honeymoon in QLD :)

Michael S-B said...

Such cute birds - great pics as always <3

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