Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sandpipers































These quick little wave-darting sandpipers were frantically frolicking along the shore at the southern end of the county recently.

Although I am almost always incorrect when I try to identify birds am often forced to call upon Deltaville Jamie to help identify shore birds, I'm going out on a limb, however shaky and thin, to suggest that this particular type of sandpiper is a sanderling.

Click here or here and see if you agree.

If I am wrong, rest assured it won't be the first last time. 

Happy Wednesday.






7 comments:

Dghawk4 said...

I could watch these little birds for hours. It always amazes me how they never get their feet wet.

Deltaville Jamie said...

You would be correct. I love watching them on the beach. I think they're hilarious the way their little legs scurry. I feel like I have sanderling legs on a dodo's body this week because I'm running everywhere but don't seem to be moving so fast. Can't wait to get back down there!

Daryl Edelstein said...

so cute .. and funny as they scurry

Anonymous said...

LOL one time my husband decided to snap a few photos of sandpipers scurrying in and out of the surf. Next thing I know he had downloaded 430 photos!! Digital cameras--such a blessing... and a curse...

But those birds sure are cute.

--Betsy

Kay L. Davies said...

I could watch them for hours. They're such fun.
K

Mental P Mama said...

They are so cute!!

Waterman JP said...

Beautiful birds and did you know they lay there eggs in open grassy fields inland of the shoreline?

My daughter Amanda would build barriers around there nesting sites.She would even go so far as to place bricks around the nest. This was done to draw attention to its location so the grass cutters would not mow over the nest.