6 September 2017

Another Weekend Away #2



Last weekend there were small flocks of Red-necked Stints on many of the beaches north of town.............


This is the common small passage shorebird of NE Asia. Despite being so common I still love photographing them.....................




I've always been fascinated by waders.............the way they just appear on the beaches for a short time every late summer/early autumn.







They were pretty tame. These shots were from a small beach and they were foraging in amongst the the seaweed..................



They were very active, it was tricky keeping up with them at 700mm on a monopod..............




The light was very variable too.



Sometimes they were right on the edge of the frame...........



I wonder if there are any Little Stints amongst them? They are very similar but maybe I should start checking a little harder.









Looking at my Lightroom catalogue, this are my 3rd most photographed species (behind Stellers and White-tailed Eagles and just ahead of Siberian Rubythroat and Osprey).









6 comments:

  1. A nice fresh bunch of juveniles, I guess. For some reason we don't get so many here in HK in autumn.

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    1. Yes the adults have all been and gone..........

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  2. Really beautiful pics Stu. I don't know how you get so close to waders.

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    1. The juveniles are usually tamer than the adults............

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