|Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee)
|Date Taken: 2012-02-18|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-02-27 22:58|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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.
The Sanderling is one of the most widespread wintering shorebirds in the world. It is found on nearly all temperate and tropical sandy beaches throughout the world. Among shorebirds, only the Ruddy Turnstone and the Whimbrel rival its worldwide distribution.
The mating system of the Sanderling appears to vary among areas, and possibly also among years. It is predominantly monogamous, but occasionally the female lays eggs for several different males in quick succession.
It is common for nonbreeding individuals of Arctic-breeding shorebirds to remain on the wintering grounds through the summer. Why make that long trip if you're not going to breed anyway? Many Sanderlings remain in South America without breeding, but only small numbers remain along the North American coasts.
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- [2012-02-28 0:57]
I like this one very much for its colors, waves and so many birds, well captured. tfs.
- [2012-02-28 2:02]
great compo and dof
Beautiful composition and capture.Wonderful natural colors and great sharpness.
Beautiful scene with excellent composition and wonderful lighting.
- [2012-02-28 17:10]
Always a pleasure to view one of your posts. I must admit I'm not familiar with this little shorebird, but your notes make them seem to be quite interesting little birds.
I like the way they all appear to be working the waves as a team, each one searching diligently for a small morsel of food. Their spindly black legs, black bills and dark eyes give them a unique appearance when viewed in a group like this. Well done!!