The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
These are gorgeous photos!!!Sandpipers are really facinating birds!Have a lovely day Sandy~
I sure enjoyed seeing them. The little pond is on my way to the mailbox, and I am amazed at how many birds I see there. Have a nice evening!
Lovely to see these two photographs, such a lovely looking bird.All the best Jan
It was pretty, and totally new to me. We got to watch it for a week before it moved on.
Oh love the solitary sandpiper and lovely photos!Happy Day to you,C & Z
I didn't know about it Carol. My neighbor said she had seen it other years, so I going to be sure to watch for it next May.
I think pond visitors are wonderful! So nice that a birder friend could tell you more about it. Wishing you lovely pond activity.
We are seeing more birds than usual this year. Maine has been extra wet, and the pond is full, that might be the reason. I spotted a duck with 9 ducklings last week, and was surprised to see them marching through our yard two nights this week.
Beautiful photo. Great shot of the first one with the perfect reflection in the pond.sandpipersolitarybut for its reflectionAdelaide
That is so perfect, Adeladie!
Thanks, our little pond has been very interesting this year.
The wonder raises, Sandy, nifty photos and verse!__ So grand to follow nature's processes, rather than the wormeyness of world politics or entertainers, or who's getting married this week! That, that matters to our world, is before our eyes. _m
I agree wholeheartedly with you! Seeing the first butterfly gives me more joy than seeing the latest movie.
That is a lovely bird. I really like the way you included all of the reeds and water in with your photo.
Thank,Christine. The pond is full of bulrushes and cattails.It is a good habitat for birds and other wildlife. This past winter, I couldn't figure out what the deer were doing on the pond in the night. When I read up on winter feeding I found that they eat cattails when food is scarce. Apples and lots of chokecherries grow there as well.
What lovely, tranquil photos. I didn't picture Sandpipers like this but I'm not much of a bird person!!! LOL. I hope you have a super weekend Sandy! :-)
I didn't know exactly what it was, either, Geraldine. We are having a cold weekend here. I hope your's is better.
We actually need rain here on Vancouver Island, looks like it will finally fall today. It's been gorgeous and sunny lately but it's all got to balance out, doesn't it? :-)I hope you have a lovely weekend. PS: Working on all my blog link updates, including my sites, ebooks. Got, Laughing at the Grim Reaper! completed today. Lots of work but it's coming along.
I see them at our lake once in awhile - not often - so I assume they are just passing through.
It is the same here. They only stayed long enough to rest and find food. It looks like they travel a lot farther north after passing through here.