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Pectoral Sandpiper and Killdeer | by martytdx
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Pectoral Sandpiper and Killdeer

Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

 

Finally getting around to my pictures from Texas. Went to three places while I was down there, including this site - the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory (a waste treatment plant). This pair of a pectoral sandpiper (rear) and a killdeer was a nice one because it's my lifelist shot of a pectoral.

 

Unfortunately, the Nikon 70-300 doesn't take great pictures at a distance, but I got a few good shots and it was a lot easier to carry on the plane than the 300mm f/2.8.

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Taken on March 11, 2011