Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 9/14/15

~Buff-breasted Sandpiper in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 9/14/15.~
~One of my favorites – Buff-breasted Sandpiper in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 9/14/15.~

I went out to the black dirt after work this evening and looked for the American Golden-Plovers that have been seen out there. Reports of as many as 80 birds can be found on eBird in the past week, with the most recent sighting being a single bird seen yesterday. I was away in Vermont for a long weekend, so I have missed out thus far. I did try for the birds the end of last week without any luck, and I was again unsuccessful in locating any tonight. I did, however, get a super consolation prize when I came across a trio of Buff-breasted Sandpipers that were not very far from the road. Buff-breasted Sandpiper is a bird that I really like, one of my favorites for sure, so I was pretty happy to get such great looks and to finally get some decent shots.

~I love these sweet looking birds. BBSA in the black dirt, 9/14/15.~
~It was tough for me to get the camera to focus on the birds. For some reason, I had several shots of the bird head on that were relatively in focus. Buff-breasted Sandpiper in the Black Dirt Region, 9/14/15.~
~Buff-breasted Sandpipers in flight, Black Dirt Region, 9/14/15.~


16 thoughts on “Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 9/14/15”

    1. Thanks Deb, I found it tough to get them in focus, I had very few that weren’t significantly blurry – the camera must have a difficult time distinguishing the bird from the background? Still, it made me very happy to get this bird tonight! Matt

  1. You’ll get them. Have faith! Great Buff-breasted Sandpipers. I wanted to report these bird sightings at the Mearns Club tonight and I couldn’t remember where we had seen them. NOW I remember!

  2. I can see why you like these birds, Matt. They have sweet faces and such unusual coloring. Despite the drab shading, it stands out. Beige colors usually leave me with a nondescript feeling, but these are really nice.


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