Friday, November 14, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS, SATURDAY'S CRITTERS, BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

One of my most favorite times is when I get a chance to go to the beach, and if I spot a Sanderling, my day is made.  


This delightful little bird runs helter-skelter along the sand, always at the water's edge.  I watch as he darts in and out of the incoming surf, stopping for a few seconds to dip his beak into the sand to find a tiny little morsel, until the next wave threatens to overtake him, and then he is off again at break-neck speed.  



How I wish I had that kind of energy.




You can read all about the Sanderling if you click here.

















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45 comments:

Cloudia said...

How wonderful!




ALOHA from Honolulu
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TexWisGirl said...

very cute!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Ah! One of my favourite little birds. It baffles me how they can find enough food on the tideline to fuel their manic foraging.

orvokki said...

Cute bird.
I thouhgt you have snow. The white sand looked so much snow :)
Have a happy ewwkend.

Elephant's Child said...

Feathered enchantment.

happywonderer said...

Such fabulous photos!

Gail Dixon said...

What a precious little bird!! I couldn't for the life of me figure out what kind...I knew shorebird, but didn't think of the sanderling. You really got some amazing pics here!

Linda Kay said...

Awww - such a cute little bird. I've seen them flit about, and amazed that they can spot what little tidbits of food in the sand.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How sweet Denise. I love beach birds.

William Kendall said...

What a marvelous bird. I've never seen one before.

Stephanie said...

These images are wonderful!

Adam said...

awww cute little bird

Linda said...

How sweet, Denise! Lovely photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

Like you! I am always delighted to see Sanderlings on the beach. They are so much fun to watch their fast movements. These are all great shots of this little guy.

Maggid said...

That's a little bird i would not see around here . . don't you wonder what it's contemplating??? Could be some fun birdie thinking going on.

Ginny said...

Your pictures are divine and he is adorable!! There is something about the light, the color, they look like beautiful art in a book. These would look wonderful put in a collage and hanging on the wall. Going to read about him now! I have never seen one, I guess they are only beach birds.

Red said...

These guys wear you out just watching them. Nice post.

pattisjarrett said...

I love these little birds, too. They are so perky and fun to watch.

Mascha said...

Your wonderful series enjoyes me in the morning, it's a nice start for the day.
Thank you :-)

Sandra said...

he is adorable and i love watching these little birds running here and there especially when there are a gang of them all darting in the same direction

Terri said...

Pretty little guy- nice captures.

sandy kessler said...

perky wonderful bird

SeagullSuzie said...

Great set of photos showing off this lovely little bird.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful images of the shore bird ~ wish I had that energy too!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Kate said...

Delightful photos of this charming little bird.

Linda W. said...

That bird is too cute! You got some fantastic photos, especially the reflection one.

Marie Flutterby said...

Regardless of their speed and energy you sure caught some really awesome captures of this beautiful bird. =0)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome photos of these cute little birds. Enjoy your weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

Great observations and photos.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, just a hop and a skip here and a peck over there, life is good along the shore!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I also like to watch these birds running at the end of the waves. They're so cute! Great pictures and I really like the one with the reflection.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful shots of a sweet looking little bird. Nice work.

Pat said...

Well-captured in your photos.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sanderlings are very fun to watch as they scurry about on the beach, Denise. A favorite of mine is the snowy egret.

Anni said...

Aren't they the most fun to watch as they scurry around the beach playing tag with the surf as they hunt for food!?!

Awesome images as always.

Thank you for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Missed this? A fat little cutie. Obviously finding much to eat.

Jen said...

They are crazy fast little things. It's amazing something so small can cover so much ground so quickly. Great pictures.

Ela said...

These are wonderful shots !
Greetings

Frank said...

Denise ... those are super images of the tiny 'clockwork' wader.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love shorebirds too and the sanderling is the best!!

Leora said...

I think I saw a sanderling at the beach last summer. Great shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Denise...cute bird and I am going to go to your link to learn more about it...Michelle

Marie said...

Wonderful bird! I've always been fascinated by their ability to outdistance the waves!

Adam Jones said...

What a great looking Sanderling

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...

Shantana