07 December 2013

Common Sandpiper





I think this is some kind of sandpiper.
(Help with the ID would be appreciated.)
Matalajärvi, Espoo 3.8.2013.

Thank you Monica for confirming
that this is a common sandpiper, drillsnäppa.

I'm sharing with I'd Rather B Birdin'.



32 comments:

  1. Can't help with the ID but the shot is very clear and someone will certainly be familiar with it.

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  2. Looks like a sandpiper and is adorable. Great detailed shots.

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    1. Thank you Bill! He didn't stay very long either.

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  4. Beautiful photo, maybe a sandpiper.

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  5. It is a beautiful bird! I wish you a great sunday!

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  6. I'm not sure either, but it could possibly be a solitary sandpiper. If you ever see it again, or another just like it...if when they walk the shoreline, if they kinda rock when they walk [like a rocking chair, back and forth with its head] then it IS a solitary sandpiper. That is one of the distinguishing traits of the particular 'piper!!

    Great images.
    Check out Google and compare to what you spotted?!!!

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    1. Thank you Anni! I think Monica's ID is correct. I read more about the common sandpipers at Nature Gate.

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  7. It should be a Common Sandpiper - Drillsnäppa. And great shots of it.

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    1. Thank you Monica! A big thank you for your help with the ID! I read more about the common sandpiper at Nature Gate.

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  8. Beautiful photos! I love that bird !

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  9. Hi there - nice shot and I would have gone with Common Sandpiper too.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. I think these are such interesting birds!

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  11. I am horrible at identifying birds, but I do enjoy watching them. Lovely captures.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! I'm not good at identifying birds either.

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