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:

Anonymous said...

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