Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sandpiper/ Watery Wednesday

Solitary sandpiper taking a bath

As you have probably already guessed, I was crouched down behind some rocks when I took these photos.

Is this sandpiper  admiring its own reflection?

I am linking to Watery Wednesday where you can find many more watery photos.


41 comments:

Judy said...

You must have been there a while, to get such candid shots!

Kathy said...

You voyeur!

Judy said...

This post could be used in the "Reflections meme" It must have been windy, it looks like his wings are ruffled from the wind in the top photo.

texwisgirl said...

i love these types of birds. so entertaining.

see you there! said...

What a lovely looking bird. Crouching down behind rocks is a sign of true dedication to your craft. Fortunatley for me I don't have to try that. LOL!

Darla

don said...

A good job of sneaking up on this fellow and getting a good shot of him. He has an interesting beak with which to hunt.

Joe Todd said...

Well done

RedPat said...

Wonderful shots! It certainly looks windy!

Tammie Lee said...

that first photo is so cute with the feathers all fluffed up!

Kate said...

Great detailed photos...I'm fascinated by the long bill on the bird.

Birdman said...

A bit like Narcissus, I'd say.

Sandra said...

i think he is trying to check out if his feathers are all in place. beautiful shots from behind the rocks., i really like the bridge shot in the post below

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I dunno...but I have a feeling he was watching you out of the corner of his eye...

Nice shots of a cute sandpiper.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a difference in the feathers in the first and 2nd shot. The first one shows all of its little ruffled feathers. :-)

Dyche Designs said...

I love sandpipers, great capture.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Yes I think he is content with what he sees ;)

VP said...

A narcissistic bird, this is new!

Jenn Jilks said...

Love your sandpiper! And the Welland Canal!

Spiderdama said...

Lovely bird and pictures. I never see this bird here..

ewok1993 said...

everyone gives in to moments of vanity :)

i have seen them from afar but your images are so close i heart them.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely captures and reflections of the Sandpiper.

kaye said...

amazing :)

Randy said...

Excellent shots!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a great capture and love the reflections.

Lily Hydrangea said...

You've really captured the eyes of the Sandpiper in that first shot!

Martha Z said...

I love the wind ruffeling his feathers.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the first one with showing the ruffled feathers, that is so cute. Great reflections also.

Small City Scenes said...

I think he was using the water as a mirror to watch you. what a nice shot. MB

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

FjÀllripan said...

So beautiful! Have a nice day! :)

Serline said...

The sandpiper is pretty, no wonder it wants to admire its own reflection in the water ;-)

Malyss said...

EGWow, our spy among the birds! :o)
Pretty pictures!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I particularly like the ruffled feathers in Number One.

Wren said...

Water, water in the sand, who's the fairest in the land?

That big white eye ring really stands out in the top photo. Don't think I've seen it so clearly before.

You're obviously good at blending into the background!

Genie said...

Your sand piper is precious. You were so lucky to have the rock to crouch behind because these captures are wonderful.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

stunning!
those photos put me in the best of moods!

have a great day!

betty

Ms. Becky said...

I think I may have seen these birds before - don't they scurry really fast across the sand? hmmm. anyway, I love these photos.

Emille said...

Love your first shot -looks interesting with his feathers out of place:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, of course, you have a bath, then look at your reflection to see if everything is done properly! Super photos! I love sandpipers.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

STEF said...

I assume it took an effort for you to crouch for these great shots! It's all worth it. Way to go!
Here's my Watery Wednesday, hope you can check it out. Thanks!

Rose said...

He is so pretty!

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