Shores on Plum Island

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Allan, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    It has rained a lot this summer and I have not gotten to Plum Isalnd as much as I would like to. However, there was sun earlier this week and I got there early.

    Semipalmated plover - taken at ISO 1600 (auto iso setting) just as the sun was rising.
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    Resting short-billed Dowitcher
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    Juvenile red-knot
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    Spotted sandpiper
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  2. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Love that first one, Allan. I imagine you must have had to get up REALLY early for that!

    Of course, love the dowitcher, the knot and the piper, too!
     
  3. These are fabulous shots Allan. Very nice.
     
  4. allan,
    these are AWESOME
    very well done

    nice of you to share them with us
     
  5. Beautiful! I would kill for a Spotted Sandpiper shot like that, real skittish 'round here.
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Pretty shots Allan. Very nice light. Guess that getting up early was worth it. :wink:
     
  7. leahp26

    leahp26

    926
    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Beautiful. Great series!
     
  8. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Thanks for the comments. I would rather shoot in the late afternoon but too many people are on the beach then. I get up around 4:30 to leave the house at 4:45. I zip on the highway to Newburyport but then the last 6 miles have a 25 mph limit.
    Spotted sandpipers are not rare her, but I don't see many of them. He kept his distance from me most of the time but luckily did not run back into the grass, which was only 15 feet behind him.