Shorebirds in pictures

Sat watching the rain running down the window panes, heavy blatter by the Rain Gods scale (see Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy triology, book four I think), I started to look through my shorebird photos from Nova Scotia, all taken in 2015. I do this from time to time so that I can make a mental note of what I’d like to have a better photo of, a mental note that I then lose along with shopping instructions and turning off the heater in the bathroom after a shower.

After perusal, I thought to stick them here, and why not, when those virtually unbirdable wet days come along we have to amuse ourselves somehow. Then, I thought, why not expand it to include all the shorebirds you’ve seen and photographed in North America, so I did and here it is. This post is obviously more for those who just like to enjoy photos and I know I don’t cater enough for that audience these, not everyone wants tertials, gonydeal expansion and cloca pecking.

Black-necked Stilt

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American Avocet

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American Oystercatcher

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Black Oystercatcher

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Northern Lapwing – didn’t say they were all good photos!

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Black-bellied Plover

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American Golden-Plover

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Snowy Plover

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Wilson’s Plover

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Semipalmated Plover

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Piping Plover

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Killdeer

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Solitary Sandpiper

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Wandering Tattler

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Greater Yellowlegs – Lesser Yellowlegs. Two for one

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Willet

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Upland Sandpiper

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Whimbrel

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Long-billed Curlew

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Hudsonian Godwit

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Marbled Godwit

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Ruddy Turnstone

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Black Turnstone

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Red Knot

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Surfbird

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Ruff

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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

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Stilt Sandpiper

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Sanderling

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Dunlin

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Purple Sandpiper

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Baird’s Sandpiper

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Least Sandpiper

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White-rumped Sandpiper

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

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Pectoral Sandpiper

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Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Western Sandpiper

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Short-billed Dowitcher

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Long-billed Dowitcher

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Wilson’s Snipe

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American Woodcock

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Wilson’s Phalarope

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Red-necked Phalarope

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Red Phalarope

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So, there we are, lots of nice, well mostly nice photos. I might do gulls next!

 

4 comments

    • I agree Michael but I had created the shorebird folder for another reason, there are 50 odd species, and I’d not added the details to the photos so, I decided just to put the images up as was, all from North America (except perhaps the Ruff) just as eye-candy (dreadful phrase I know). I do usually add relevant details when I post.

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