Tuesday 26 April 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 509 - Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) is a common (sort of) small wader that migrates to Australia in its out-of-breeding season.  That means it is with during 'our' summer, and in the high Arctic in 'our' winter.  It's one of the more remarkable things to think about - that this bird is probably now in Siberia.

It will come as no surprise that this bird was photographed at Werribee Sewage works.  However, it (and some of its friends, as there are at least 4 different birds in these pictures) seemed a lot less nervous than usual, and I was able to get these images while I was stood at the bottom of a bank.

 I rather like the images with the reflections.

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  1. Thank you Stewart. I appreciate this weekly party and wish you a good week ahead friend

  2. yes I agree The reflections are lovely of the bird in the water Stewart. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead

  3. I like the reflection ones too!

  4. They rarely visit North America and can be easily overlooked.

  5. Great photos!
    Have a blessed day!

  6. I love the reflections in the water.

  7. Congratulations on your observations, I really enjoy watching birds wading.