Monday, May 27, 2013

Dunlin/Our World

 Dunlin (Calidris alpina) in breeding plumage

Many shorebirds are traveling through Ontario on their way to their breeding grounds. When we see them again in the fall, they will be looking less colourful in their winter feathers.

At a stopover on their way to the Arctic

Here they are looking for crustaceans, mollusks, insects and worms.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

20 comments:

Viola said...

They are soooo beautiful! =) I like the brownish colors on their wings. How great that you are amont these birds and the great lake! =)

Pamela Gordon said...

They are very attractive looking birds and not knowing birds well at all, I would think they are sandpipers. You really know your birds EG!! Thanks for sharing that knowledge and your photos. Blessings, Pam

Birdman said...

Lunch is served!

eileeninmd said...

They are cute birds, great shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Their breeding plumage is pretty intricate EG, I love that they have a different 'look' for different occasions :)

see you there! said...

Never heard of this bird but it is quite interesting looking. Nice that you can catch a look at them coming and going.

Darla

Sandra said...

i love the details on that first shot, looks like i could stroke his feathers.

Kate said...

You know SO much about birds and wildlife. And, photograph them beautifully.

TexWisGirl said...

such pretty markings!

RedPat said...

I had never heard of these guys - they are fine-looking birds. And great pics.

LONDONLULU said...

I love their long curved beaks, and they are looking very picturesque in their warm weather finery!

Jill said...

How fun! Love all of those spots.

Randy said...

Looks like a busy trio.

Susan said...

These are so beautiful! Getting their energy for the flight!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous plummage and markings!

Krishna said...

beautiful bird...

thanks ...

Babzy said...

great capture ! :)

Indrani said...

There is a crowd! Great shots!

Carver said...

I love seeing the shore birds.

Cezar and Léia said...

You got excellent portraits, these birds are adorable!
Léia

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