22 August 2007

Shorebirds

It's that time of year again. water levels on the river are starting to fall revealing wide expanses of mud which attract the small shorebirds thgat are already starting to migrate south. last night we visited the shores of Anse a l'Orme on the northwestern shore of Montreal island and saw a good selection of little guys skittering about.

The birds must have been very keen on feeding as they allowed us to get much closer to them than is normally the case.


Solitary Sandpiper ("go away cruel world - I want to be alone")


Lesser Yellowlegs with a Least Sandpiper by his toes


Killdeer


Least Sandpipers


Semipalmated Sandpiper

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