Friday, November 07, 2008

Solitary Sandpiper

I've seen a few solitary sandpipers since I saw my first the other week. I only see one at any site though which leads to the obvious question - is that the origin of the name?

solitary sandpiper

I'd just waded through that puddle when he flew in and landed behind me. i find the very methodical deliberate way in which waders wade fascinating. I took about 6 more shots in the time it decided where to put that right leg but none were quite as nice as this initial moment of indecision.


Zoƫ said...

Fabulous shot!

caroline said...

I watched a Solitary prowling in a creek just like you describe. I was bird counting for an International Migratory Bird Day project in mid-May. Except that I was in the Black Hills of South Dakota at the time...they seem to have a wide range if you are seeing them there and I am seeing them here!

Hugh said...

One of my favourite shorebirds. It's always a treat to see one. Very nice picture!

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good shot!!!