Shorebirds North Beach, Racine Wisconsin, August 1, 2014

I had made the run to North Beach in Racine Wisconsin with hopes to see the reported Red Knot. I missed the bird by an hour! Some shorebirds that were present, Least Sandpipers and Semipalmated Sandpipers, also 1st year Caspian Terns which are always an eye catcher. If I have something labeled wrong,  please let me know, thanks! Images were taken on August 1, 2014.

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Least Sandpiper at takeoff!

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Sanderling

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Sanderling

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper at takeoff!

Least Sandpiper at takeoff!

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Sanderling

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper scratching.

Least Sandpiper scratching.

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Sanderling

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Caspian Tern, 1st year.

Caspian Tern, 1st year.

Caspian Tern, 1st year.

Caspian Tern, 1st year.

Caspian Terns, 1st year.

Caspian Terns, 1st year.

Least Sandpiper at takeoff!

Least Sandpiper at takeoff!

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper preening.

Least Sandpiper preening.

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Image for comparison. Semipalmated Sandpiper left side, Least Sandpiper right side. August 2, 2014

Image for comparison. Semipalmated Sandpiper left side. Notes: Darker legs or black. Shorter bill than Least SP and it is straighter than Least SP……..Least Sandpiper right side. Notes: Greenish to yellowish legs, longer bill than Semipalmated SP and slightly drooped bill where Least is more straight. August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper, August 2, 2014

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

One Response to Shorebirds North Beach, Racine Wisconsin, August 1, 2014

  1. Annie Mueller says:

    Awesome as always

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