Solitary Sandpiper 5/1/14

Solitary Sandpiper, my FOS, Pine Island NY 5/1/14.
Solitary Sandpiper, my FOS, Pine Island NY 5/1/14. 

So, I did not have a very productive week of birding; my ankle was in pretty rough shape up until Thursday, I had to run down to Jamesburg NJ on Monday after work to drop off my camera lens with Canon, and work was crazy, causing me to work late on three days. Thursday looked to be promising, so I did get out to a few spots. The best stop of the afternoon was at the Pine Island Turf Nursery, which had some substantial flooding. I had a single very distant BONAPARTE’S GULL, many Killdeer, a couple of Greater Yellowlegs, and the Solitary Sandpiper in the photo above. Keep in mind that birding at the turf nursery is by permission only – ask at the office if it’s okay.

This was taken on Sunday, the ankle is looking a feeling WAY better now.
This was taken on Sunday, the ankle is looking a feeling WAY better now.

Ankle/lens Update: The ankle is doing much better, it has been only a week and I can get around pretty well already. The swelling is mostly down and the bruising has for the most part cleared up. As for the lens, it was pretty good news. I called Canon on Friday and they let me know that it can be repaired and it’s not going to be too costly. Unfortunately, they had to order in a couple of parts so it will not be ready until later this week at the earliest.

3 thoughts on “Solitary Sandpiper 5/1/14”

  1. Thanks Karen and Wilma. I got lucky with this bird, I pulled my car up to try to get a look at the Bonaparte’s Gull and the Solitary Sandpiper was right there. I shot this with my 55-250mm lens, it’s one of the lenses that comes with the Canon T2i kit that we bought a few years back. I’ve always struggled to get good shots with it, though.

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