Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Least Sandpipers

Least sandpipers with winter plumage spotted in Madisonville, LA on the shoreline of the Tchefuncte (cha-FUNK-tah) River. Thanks to Wally Jones who posted this species on his blog, helping me to identify my shots.








Sharing with Anni at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Also, a HUGE thank you to Hilary at The Smitten Image for choosing my post, A Purpose, for one of her November 7th, Phine Photography entries. It's an honor to be among such a great group. Whether chosen or not, I always look forward to her selections because I am exposed to some wonderful blogs I would otherwise not know about. Thank you, Hilary for your sharing nature and for YOUR wonderful posts as well. So glad you are settled in your new home and back to blogging more regularly. You were missed!

29 comments:

Birder Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE these images. Gail...I seriously think you should try and get your photos published in magazines!! With the likes of National Geographic, or maybe Birds and Blooms. Your photos are always outstanding!!

Hope your day is a bit warmer than yesterday...
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'
and
Hootin' Anni's

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Gail these are truly incredible shots. Thank you for sharing them. Hug B

Pallavi said...

Beautiful pictures as always Gail :) Congrats on being listed in posts of the week! You deserve it my dear :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wonderful photos. I love seeing the sandpipers when I go to the beach in Florida each July :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...


loved these shots

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

They blend in so well with their surroundings, but your photos really show the beauty in their feather patterns.

Anvilcloud said...

Good DOF on all the photos. The birds always come out clear and sharp.

Willow said...

What sweet soft eyes the sandpipers have , great series of shots.
Congrats on your recognition, I am off to check it out !

Karen said...

What sweet shorebirds Gail, and you got some marvellous shots!

TexWisGirl said...

precious little shorebirds with beautiful feather patterns. love the 'bookends' pair.

stiefbeen said...

een heerlijke serie .geweldig om dit zo te zien.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think I might have some(not-so-good) pictures of this little guy...I will have to check, maybe that will be one more shorebird I can actually identify.
Congrats on being chosen a winner -- all your posts deserve to be.

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome birds. I look forward to their return this spring. :)

hootnonny said...

Love the pattern in the feathers. He blends in really well with his environment; hope that means he's not on the food chain.

Congrats on having your blog post shared on another blog. Your images are truly wonderful and need to be seen by the masses!

Kleine Waldameise said...

I could not come for a while. Have pleased at the many wonderful photos me now. Hope now to be able to daily more often again.


Liebe Grüße von der Waldameise

Hilary said...

You have captured them in such beautiful light. I love sandpipers and clearly they love you. What a great shot of the the two of them criss-crossing bills.

Thank you for the sweet shout-out, Gail. You're a love.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Très joli post, j'aime beaucoup ton blog, à bientôt- Cath.
PS: Actuellement on ne peut pas s'inscrire comme follower, n'hésite pas à venir sur mon blog.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Gorgeous bird shots!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Great shots Gail. They help me learn too. Dianne

Bill said...

Beautiful shots of beautiful birds!

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful bird! And your images are just gorgeous. You deserve an award. Have a happy week!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots of these little guys!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome shots of those cute little birds! Love watching the run on the sand at home on the beach!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These are stunning! I could look at these all day. I especially love the one where their heads are together--great capture!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! The light is wonderful. I'd have trouble identifying them. Kinda like warblers and some hawks.

Sabina Rijal said...

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Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful birds with the sharp edged beak...

Helma said...

I should also like to go to the pier to photograph. The sandpipers
You too late again a beautiful zine series of colorful radiation demolition Gail

Barbara said...

These are wonderful captures. You really caught the detail in their feather patterns. Congrats on the POTW! Amen to what you said about Hilary!