Saturday, January 7, 2012

Strolling dunlin, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Dunlin strolling across the tidal flats at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Throughout the fall there were a lot of migrating shorebirds feeding on the beaches of Plum Island, and I was surprised to see that some were still there when I went looking for a snowy owl last Thursday. It was not a huge flock, but maybe 50-75 sanderlings and dunlin were still chasing the waves as they rolled in and out on that cold afternoon. Unfortunately, the light was blah when I saw them, so I just watched them for a bit with the camera at my side.

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  1. I just love your shorebird pictures. Don't stop showing them as they motivate me to keep trying.

  2. What a sweetheart of a bird and it certainly looks like it could be giving you a greeting~

  3. Great shot !
    the details and the colors are ammazing.

  4. Hello Dude,

    Great blog! You have taken fantastic photos of birds. Really, I appreciate your good work. Thanks a lot.......