Several times while photographing along the Myakka River, a group of 12-15 small shorebirds would fly in and forage among the water plants at the edge of the river, and upon the bank. Being from Missouri, it is not often I see shorebirds (other than the Killdeer that often are seen around bodies of water), so I wasn’t sure what these guys were. A quick e-mail/image to my good friends Tom and Lindsay in Florida, and I was informed that these are Least Sandpipers (Calidris minutilla). Now, “at least”, I know :o)
Quite fun to watch these little guys as they foraged about me!
Photo Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/8
- Shutter 1/200 sec. and 1/400 sec.