8 Sep 2010

Curlew Sandpipers and Dunlin

Curlew Sandpiper in Flight


I was out again this afternoon at Tullyhill. There were a couple of Curlew Sandpiper, loads of Dunlin and Ringed Plover and a few Knot. They are very approachable if you move slowly. Again there was perfect light. I love watching waders when they wash themselves. As soon as they finish they flap their wings and lift up into the air a couple of feet before settling back down again. This Dunlin below was in the middle of drying itself. Click on images for larger picture.


Dunlin Drying Itself After a Wash



Dunlin Portrait


Dunlin Portrait




Dunlin in Flight

1 comment:

drimnaghbirdwatch said...

...and that's how you take a photo of a Curlew Sandpiper.