..a Dunlin (in between breeding & intermediate plumage), taken a month ago, that part of the beach is closed now..
Dunlins are sparrow-sized sandpipers with long, black, droopy bills and relatively long, black legs. In breeding plumage, Dunlins are comparatively easy to identify because of the conspicuous black belly patch and rufous cap and mantle. In the nonbreeding season, they are plain gray-brown on their upper parts and white below. A prominent white wing stripe, seen in flight, is present in all plumages.
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OK bird guy, What is the difference between this and a sanderling?
um, a sanderling’s bill is much stouter & thicker? (wiki)
What a superb shot of this one, such wonderful detail
It is wonderful with that light.
Birds are really amazing to photograph… sigh! aren’t they all pretty with all the colors and their beak?
What a cute bird!
A beautiful realization, beautiful composition, beautiful bird, well with you. Rian
what a cool bird!!! love that beak lol pook in de eye!!! neat shot man!!
Great shot. Perfect exposure.
love how the colour of the bird matches the colour of the sand
I was thinking the same thing as yz. cool.
great shot. Bravo!
I rarely know the name of birds, but I’ve seen these. I hope it stays as healthy as it looks in this image.
A fine close up of this interesting bird. Nicely done.
Not a very colorful bird, but beautiful without all the flashy color. I like the look of the water in this image too. Hopefully this guy is not now covered in oil!
A great close-up of this wonderful bird, thank you for the education.
It is good that they close the beach to make sure little ones come out of the eggs….
Great closeup . beautiful colors .
great job Rian, i saw this bird often in Florida
gorgeous detail in those feathers. and such lovely color in the water too.
What a great shot…great light, colors, and detail and I love sandpipers!