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Confused Kildeer and sandpiper missed the "migrate" news bulletin!

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Comments (6)

stargazerherman on October 18, 2009

Taken on Oct 15, 2009 - quite early for a snow here.

David Wilson on October 23, 2009

Looks like an early winter all round. There's already snow on the ski runs in the Alps too. 'Kildeer'si a weird name for a wader. Where did that come from? If I's seen one of those in the distance I would have guessed (incorrectly) that it was a Ringed Plover - common in the UK.

stargazerherman on December 12, 2009

Good question David, I think the name comes from the sound of their cry. I googled your Ringed Plover, and they are certainly closely related - must have snuck across the pond from UK!

Larry Workman on December 26, 2009

Very nice!

Herb Riddle on February 6, 2010

Lovely natural history shot of these 'Sandpipers'. The dull white foreground and grey background harmonise quite perfectly with their plumage. Well done! Herb

stargazerherman on February 6, 2010

Thanks Larry and Herb- I hope those poor birds made it south in time!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 18, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by stargazerherman
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2009/10/15 10:39:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash