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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-27 22:58
Viewed: 2248
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calidris alba

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.

Cool Facts
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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Hello Manyee,
Excellent photo of htese Sanderlings, very good sharp and colorful details, nice composition!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-28 0:57]

I like this one very much for its colors, waves and so many birds, well captured. tfs.

Hi Manyee
great compo and dof

love the sanderlings and your capture of them on this dark beach and snowy surf!

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful composition and capture.Wonderful natural colors and great sharpness.
Thank You,
Best regards

Hello Manyee
Beautiful scene with excellent composition and wonderful lighting.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-28 17:10]

Hello Manyee,
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!!

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