new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
passing through | by qmnonic
Back to photostream

passing through

Along the beach we found a small group of shorebirds manically combing through the surf, skillfully avoiding waves. Eastern populations such as this can migrate over 3000kms non-stop from Southern Canada or New England to South America.

 

The Semipalmated Sandpiper, one of two pipers with short webs between its toes, is an amazing little shorebird.

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper - All About Birds

1,700 views
1 fave
0 comments
Taken on September 7, 2010