Pectoral sandpipers (Calidris melanotos)
It was late afternoon and a small flock had just flown in for a little R&R. They are on their way southward to South America having spent the summer in the Arctic.
A closer view
Here this medium-sized sandpiper has found a small, shallow pond.
Walking through shallow water to find a more fruitful spot
In fact, it's preferred habitats are marshes and grassy pools.
Pectoral sandpipers eat mostly insects and larvae but enjoy small, tasty crustraceans, snails and even small fish.
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These are good-looking little birds! Many good reflections.
I do like to watch sandpipers at the beach, they are so much fun to watch and the last photo is magnificent, stunning and gorgeous.
I have to agree with Kate. Love the reflections!
Nice shots. Those birds had better eat up, they have a long flight ahead.
Cute little birds- I don't guess I have ever seen one.
really beautiful! very defined feather markings.
Great reflections in that last one. Good luck to them on their journey south.
Lots of birds flying through! These are excellent shots, with some really nice reflections!
I love the reflections in your photos, particularly the last one. lovely bright day by the look of it.
Beautiful birds photos!
Greetings, RW & SK
Pretty photos of these travellers. I like the colours of browns against the blue water too.
Love your photos. Very nice shots!
They seem to hunt and forage like the ibises. Wonderful shots of these industrious, pretty birds.
Nice ones! Especially the last photo with the reflections. I love that one!
Lovely shots of these beautiful birds.
There is such nice pattern and variations of colour in their feathers.
I don't know how you tell all these species apart. I tried once, and a bird-lover told me I was really for the birds. It was not a complement. Love that last foraging shot. Looks like me in a thrift shop!
beautiful plumage patterns on these birds.
They are beautiful birds and you have some awesome photos. Great sighting!
Great shots very pretty birds.
Wonderful little birds and they found a great spot to fuel up for the next leg of their journey! That last photo is fabulous.
They are quite busy!
Love the close ups!
Great photos of this Sandpipers.
Very well photographed.
Great shots of very handsome looking birds!
Great shots! I have never got a picture of this species.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
nice shots, we have these birds here too.
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Such appealing little shore birds. Lovely captures.
What beautiful birds they are!
You've gotta love the sandpipers. They are so pretty. This is a wonderful series. So much color and detail. genie
I love watching the shore birds. MB
These are great captures! I love the reflection, beak-to-beak.
These are really terrific!
Great pattern details on the feathers of these cute little characters.
Beautiful photos! We are lucky enough to also some of down here in Southern California.
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