Friday, September 26, 2008

Sandhills and Shorebirds

Here are some recent photos taken on a few trips to some wetlands and sloughs fairly close to town, including places such as Clavet, Blucher and Blackstrap.

Sandhill Crane :



Baird's Sandpiper :



Pectoral Sandpiper :



Long-billed Dowicher :




American Avocet (in Fall plumage)

10 comments:

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Waders are great birds to photograph when they let you get close enough, these shots are cracking Nck.

The Birdlady said...

All wonderful - LOVE the avocet!

John Theberge said...

I always look forward to when you have a new post; you never disappoint.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Enjoyed looking through your blog. You have a nice diversity of quality images. I'll be back. Blue Skies.

kjpweb said...

Great stuff again, Nick.
Excellent. Saw that Ken Conger commented. That guy is a hoot and the best wildlife photographer I know!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thankyou guys :-)

NCmountainwoman said...

What wonderful photographs of the shore birds. I can't decide which one I like best.

Bird Girl said...

Great photography! I really like that first shot of the Short-billed Dowicher - just awesome!

T and S said...

Beautiful series of images...looks like you managed to get pretty close to these birds

Nick S said...

Thanks :-) I had to be extremely careful not to spook them , so moved very slowly and got as close as i could.
I must say that it was absolutely freezing on the morning I got those pics !