Thanks, Phil! 🙂 I completely agree with you, very cool birds! I’d never seen a dowitcher in person until this shoot. I thought they were snipes at first. I love shore birds…I don’t know why, but they really intrigue me. I love all birds, but shore birds are constantly on the move, constantly feeding, and have these really interesting bills. I remember loving to visit one of the bird sanctuaries along the cost of California where I grew up as a kid…the birds I always wanted to see were sandpipers and great blue herons. Guess I never grew out of loving the sandpipers (and all their kin.)
Long-billed Dowitchers: Fall Reflections| 7 images
Another batch of long-billed dowitcher photos. This time framed against the fiery orange reflections of the heart of fall, 2012. The featured photo is my favorite of the bunch…these two were inseparable for a while, moving down the beach in lockstep. It was difficult to get a good shot for a while until, for only a moment, they lined up strait off my lens, giving me one of the great shots I’d been waiting for!
Tremendous shots of these very cool birds! Wonderful lighting and background.