Birds at Water’s Edge
My wildlife photography relies more on luck than on any great skill. My wife spotted what she thought were sandpipers by the shore and directed me there, while re-directing the dog in to another area. With some( quite a few) multiple shots, followed by some cropping with miner adjustments I managed a few respectable compositions to share.
Accurate identification was an issue. These birds were not sandpipers. They are a type of plover, but which type was the question. With the assistance of of some online resources and then cross-referencing my parents old bird book( full of my mother’s many lists/reminders) I determined these were killdeer ( unless I messed that up – those in the know will surely confirm/correct).
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