Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Derwentwater Sandpipers

They are back and have been seen in various parts of the lake, this one was photographed on the Isthmus opposite the boat landings.

Common Sandpiper, (Actitis hypoleucus)

Common Sandpiper.

16 comments:

  1. Hello, pretty shots of the Sandpiper! Have a happy day!

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  2. Thanks Eileen, it was a bit warmer that day, we are going through a cold spell at the moment, with occational snow flurries.
    Take care Gordon.

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  3. A lovely bird! With their coloration it looks like they might be hard to spot among those rocks.
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you for looking in, and you are right in certain lighting conditions they blend in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  4. The Sandpiper is a very pretty bird. Great shot! Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Nancy, and take care, Gordon.

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  5. Lovely to see the Sandpiper enjoying some sunshine!
    Great shots!

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    1. Thanks for looking in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  6. Nice work Gordon. Its strange but I can't get close to Common Sands in the UK. It's only when I go abroad that I can get them.

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    1. Hi Phil, Come up to the Lakes, both Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite hold reasonable numbers, even found a few nests near both lakes, I use to live at Derwent Bay right on the shore, and they use to nest in the banks of Bilberry above the shore, and yards from the back door.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  7. Beautiful Sandpiper images Gordon, brilliant photography.

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  8. Praise indeed comming from you Bob, much appreciated.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  9. Great photos! The sandpipers are not yet here in Finland, because here, in Finland, is exceptional cold spring now.

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    1. Thank you for looking in, glad i'm not in Finland then, can't stand the cold, birds have got good sence, LOL.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  10. Très bel oiseau ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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    1. Thank you for the comment , and looking in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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