Friday, December 17, 2010

One-legged sentinel

Dunlin Sentinel

A dunlin on the outer edge of a large flock, keeping an eye on the approaching photographer. It's interesting how dynamic these group scenes are. The birds were very interested in preening and napping, but the turnover of who was on the outside of the group was pretty high, with other birds constantly moving into the flock and being replaced by others.


  1. Magnifique Pat !! Love this one :)

  2. Thanks, Pescalune & Early Birder! It can be challenging to find a pleasing composition in a large flock like this. But it becomes much easier when one bird steps out of the main flock, and you can use depth of field to your advantage.