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Thursday, May 17, 2018

solitary sandpiper


we had a visitor to our little pond 
this week 
I originally thought it was 
 shore bird
but one of my birder friends 
told me it was a solitary sandpiper
you can read about them here



21 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous photos!!!
    Sandpipers are really facinating birds!
    Have a lovely day Sandy~

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    1. 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!

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  2. Lovely to see these two photographs, such a lovely looking bird.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It was pretty, and totally new to me. We got to watch it for a week before it moved on.

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  3. Oh love the solitary sandpiper and lovely photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    C & Z

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    1. 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.

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  4. I think pond visitors are wonderful!
    So nice that a birder friend could tell you more about it.
    Wishing you lovely pond activity.

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    1. 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.

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  5. Beautiful photo. Great shot of the first one with the perfect reflection in the pond.

    sandpiper
    solitary
    but for its reflection

    Adelaide

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    1. Thanks, our little pond has been very interesting this year.

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  7. 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

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly with you! Seeing the first butterfly gives me more joy than seeing the latest movie.

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  8. That is a lovely bird. I really like the way you included all of the reeds and water in with your photo.

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    1. 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.

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  9. 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! :-)

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    1. I didn't know exactly what it was, either, Geraldine. We are having a cold weekend here. I hope your's is better.

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    2. 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.

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  10. I see them at our lake once in awhile - not often - so I assume they are just passing through.

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    1. 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.

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