After a long day of walking around we were sitting on the beach waiting for our skiff to come pick us up. While we were waiting I took the time to photograph these little rock sandpipers. They hopped and fluttered all throughout the driftwood, searching for their next meal in the warm sand. These three were standing so perfectly in a row, but refused to all look the same way. I waited for way too long holding up my 800mm to get this shot. And I wonder why I have back problems 😂
KILLDEER are pretty speedy, so I was stoked to grab this frame in Massachusetts a few years back. Swinging the original Canon 500 f/4 IS + 1.4x TC on the 1D Mark IV was no joke! I had some tired arms after this shoot! 1/2000 at f/8, ISO 400. #sandpiper#beautifulmassachusetts#killdeer#audubontakeover
96814718 March, 2019
Dunlin in breeding plumage - New Jersey
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Swipe through the photos as I am offering both the Stilt Sandpiper and The wall flying sandpiper by decoy artist Richard A Morgam for sale for $48 plus 📦. He’s out of Warren CT. These are signed RAM 97. No breaks, a little loss of paint to the edges in spots. I could touch up but since they are works of art and not something made in China I’ll let you decide. The wall Sandpiper is 21” by 151/2”. The one on the wood block is 10 5/8” tall. Comment #mine and direct message me with email and zip and item (s) you wish to purchase. All Sales Final. First come, first serve, if invoice not paid within 24 hours of invoice next in line gets piece. Ships from 21286/Local pickup available/ Combined shipping available/PayPal
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8219 March, 2019
It's cold out there, so cozy up with a nice hot chocolate!
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper performs part of a display at a lek in Utqiagvik, Alaska. The number of these sandpipers greatly decreased during the early 1900s due to hunting and habitat loss in its migratory path. They’ve faced more obstacles since then, such as toxic agricultural chemicals in fields that they pass through. Climate change is ever pressing and will negatively effect this sandpiper as well as other alike birds. One of my best memories of my life was watching Buff-breasted Sandpipers display while two Snowy Owls perched on the frozen Arctic Ocean in the distance. I hope that in the future that scene can still exist.