Thursday 10 September 2015

Sandpipers and Godwits

Sept 9 2015 Boundary Bay Delta BC Sunny 23c

Baird's Sandpiper and Semi-palmated Sandpiper.
Hudsonian Godwit (L) and Bar-tailed Godwit (R) shelter with a flock of Black-bellied Plovers.

Hudsonian Godwit and Black-bellied Plovers.

Both Godwits in flight.
The Hudsonian ( bottom L) can be identified by the black under the wings and smaller size. The Bar-tailed has a more rufous colour.A low flying plane spooked the flock and the photo session was over.

Bar-tailed Godwit in flight.

The apparent lack sharpness in the was due to the calibration or fine tuning that had been altered after I had the D7100 in for repairs. I had to use more sharpening than I would have liked to save these images. Anyway it was great to see both godwits together which make for easier identification. Thanks to Mike Tabak who birding experience helped me find these birds. 

"It's never to late to start birding"
John Gordon
Langley Cloverdale
BC Canada

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work of the Godwits I have not seen them this close yet and have not seen the hudwit yet hopefully this weekend!