Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius

Spotted sandpipers have ...er...spots. Or not. This one does because it's breeding season. By fall its breast will be spotless.

Foraging for a tasty tidbit

Handsome birds, me thinks.

Stretching


I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

47 comments:

Viola said...

What a beautiful bird! :) and lovely shots!

Malyss said...

I love those pictures !and the guy is cute !

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eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful bird! Lovely shots!

Roan said...

Yes, handsome birds! The last shot is a keeper!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Handsome birds me thinks Too:) Hug B

~mel said...

They lose their spots ~ interesting. I agree ... it's a handsome bird :)

Kate said...

Must be part of the mating game?

William Kendall said...

Quite handsome!

RuneE said...

What can one say but spotless photography?

Stuart said...

That perch and the pose in the first one are so perfect it reminds me of the carved versions of these birds. There ya go... life imitating art.

MadSnapper said...

he is just perfect. love that wing shot

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- he's awesome!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

yes, spots! He is very handsome and you captured him well

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty!

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the sandpiper.

Karen said...

Oh yes, very handsome indeed!

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Good catch on the stretch.

Gillian Olson said...

Very beautiful birds, great pics,

Gail Dixon said...

He's so pretty and I love that wing stretch!

NatureFootstep said...

I never seen a spotted one before. How cool! Thanks for sharing. :)



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Unknown said...

A very beautiful bird.

Darla said...

Polka dot spots. Glad you caught the bird with its dots on.

Darla

Halcyon said...

He is very handsome. I rather like his spots. :)

Anonymous said...

I would agree they are handsome. Love that stretching leg/wing shot.

Lowell said...

The spots must have something to do with attracting a mate. This is a beautiful avian and your photos are first rate!

cieldequimper said...

I'm going to go fishing for dinner in the fridge in a minute or two but I'm not nearly as pretty as this little geezer!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

RedPat said...

Fabulous shots as always,EG! I hope you were alright in the storms yesterday.

Stephanie said...

He is gorgeous with the spots on his chest.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I really like that wing stretch shot.

Revrunner said...

A most talented bird that can stretch like that.

Revrunner said...

A most talented bird that can stretch like that.

sunshine said...

Great observation and a beautiful bird.

orchid0324 said...

Oh, funny to learn from you that this beautiful bird caled "Spotted Sandpiper" and by fall its breast will be spotless ;-)
Yes, I really LOVED the stretching shot♡♡♡

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Carver said...

He is a beauty. Wonderful shots.

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photo! To think he can do all that on one foot! Is this a yoga position?

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely series!

~Lindy

Sue (this n that) said...

I love how the spots only stay for a certain time. Great shots too :D)

Randy said...

Handsome little guy.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a pretty bird. Great shots!

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful bird--spots or not! MB

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just gorgeous birds! Love these pictures!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful bird, and these photographs are really wonderful.

Happy day to you. :-)

A Colorful World said...

Awesome shots!

Rohrerbot said...

I love this sandpiper for a couple reasons. Good looking bird, funny bob when it walks and an EASY sandpiper to ID! Sandpipers are one of the hardest groups of birds to figure out. Thankfully, there are a couple that are easy to figure out. Great pics!

kayerj said...

such a pretty bird, I love that last shot. It looks like it's dancing.

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