You know the birds I’m talking about. The little ones that run to and fro on tiny black legs, alternately chasing and being chased by waves on sandy beaches. They have a black bill in addition to their black legs and are white below and dark above. They’re the ones that probe in the wet sand oh-so-briefly exposed by a receding wave and sometimes they come up with a delectable morsel. Sanderlings!
All of these shots of my favorite shorebird were taken at Jones Beach this August, the first time since spring I have seen any Sanderlings (they breed way up north).
Very Nice!-I like the wing patterns on these birds.that water looks nice on this 95 degree day in Connecticut.
I’m just home from New York, where I went to Jones Beach again, this time mostly for swimming (the same day you posted your comment). And yes, the water was wonderful on such a hot day!
I’m on the Board of Directors for the Oak Island Lighthouse in Caswell Beach NC. We are trying to put together some educational information signs on the walkway from our lighthouse to the beach. One of these will be the shorebirdsof our area. I wonder if we could get permission to use some of your bird pics on the signs. If so we will be happy to credit you. Please let me know ASAP since we are trying to finish things up by the beginning of May.
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Thanks, Tom Kitchings, Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse
@Tom: There’s an email in your inbox.