Willet FlyBy At Brigantine

As I was photographing birds out in the water at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge this Willet flew close by me. I managed to get a few images as it went by.

Willet FlyBy, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Willet FlyBy, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Sandpiper Walking Along The Beach

We saw this Sandpiper walking in the surf on the beach. There was an opening in the grasses along the Wildlife Drive so we had an opportunity to get a few shots before it walked past the opening. Dunlin v2_43G1208SandPiper v2_43G1211

Shorebirds Walking Along Shore

When we were at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, we were surprised that a few sections of the Wildlife Drive had open views of the shoreline. Usually along the shoreline is blocked by grasses and other vegetation making difficult to photograph shorebirds on the shore. They recently rebuilt the Wildlife Drive from the hurricane damage a few years ago. You are not permitted to go off the Wildlife Drive, except for a few trails, so it rare to be able to photograph a close shorebird at a little lower angle. I believe these are Dunlins, but I am not an expert on shorebirds. Many times they are very similar to another type. I usually photograph the larger subjects.

Dunlin v2 brig 5 17_43G1269

Dunlin v2_43G1208Sandpiper v2 Brig 5 17 _43G1217


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