April 29th, 2016 -Avian Friday: Beach Comber

This weeks bird is one you’re only likely to  find along Pacific Northwest beaches or shorelines of  lakes and ponds. When not resting along the shoreline, Sanderlings are often chasing breaking waves along the shallows of sandy beaches in search of small prey exposed by the receding waters.These medium sized sandpipers  usually stick to flocks of about a dozen birds. This one ventured out in front of the rest of his group which allowed me a chance to get an isolated shot of him.

Sanderling (Calidris alba )
Seattle, Washington

Canon 1DX, EF 500/4L IS USM + 2X Rear Extender/Monopod

100mm | 1/250th Sec. @f/8| ISO 2000

Processed with Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, Nik ColorEfx.
To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,
JayT

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