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|Done on the shore of Lake Ontario - Mississauga|
This bird is probably common for many, but I saw it for the first time. I found it strange to see a typical ocean shore bird inland, even during migration.
Calidris alba Order CHARADRIIFORMES - Family SCOLOPACIDAE
The Sanderling is most commonly seen in flocks chasing receding waves on ocean beaches, and running away from them when they return. It breeds in the high Arctic and winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from Canada to Argentina.
Small pale sandpiper.
Broad white wingstripe bordered in black, visible in flight.
Size: 18-20 cm (7-8 in)
Wingspan: 35 cm (14 in)
Weight: 40-100 g (1.41-3.53 ounces)
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nice to see beatiful Calidris alba with your wonderful shot from Canada. It is also common in Turkiye. I like very much your timing and POV from eye level. Eyes contact, sharp details perfect. sandy ground and second one are very nice as BG. Superb light and colors. Congratulations indeed this excellent work. TFS, have a nice weekend
- [2008-09-26 19:24]
Nice capture, Sharp and natural.