Sullivan County Baird’s Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper, located by John Haas at Apollo, 9/29/14.
Baird’s Sandpiper, located by John Haas at Apollo, 9/29/14.

I received a text today from John Haas that certainly improved my Monday – he had located a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER at Apollo Plaza in Sullivan County. I headed over after work and I was not disappointed. The bird was easily located as there were only two birds present, the other being a Killdeer. I parked and took some shots of the bird and fortunately the bird kept slowly working its way towards me. This is a beautiful bird, I guess  I say that often, but while I was there I couldn’t stop thinking it. Huge thanks to John for locating the bird and alerting me!

Baird's Sandpiper at Apollo Plaza, 9/29/14.
Baird’s Sandpiper at Apollo Plaza, 9/29/14.
I typically do not like shots of birds head-on, but I sort of like this shot, plus it shows the interesting shape of this bird's body. Baird's Sandpiper at Apollo Plaza, 9/29/14.
I typically do not like shots of birds head-on, but I sort of like this shot, plus it shows the interesting shape of this bird’s body. Baird’s Sandpiper at Apollo Plaza, 9/29/14.
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…but no – the Killdeer goes after the Baird’s Sandpiper. 
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Only two birds present, you would think they could get along…

7 thoughts on “Sullivan County Baird’s Sandpiper”

  1. Lucky you! You had the advantage of daylight for your pictures. I was heading quickly into dusk. Your pics are beautiful. I, too, loved the head-on look of the bird. What a pretty, pretty bird.

    1. Karen, I was thinking about you on my way home – it was sort of a gray evening so it seemed to get dark pretty darn quickly. Glad you got the bird though, what a beauty!

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