Beautiful Baird’s Sandpiper, 09/05/18

~Beautiful bird – BAIRD’S SANDPIPER at Apollo Plaza, 09/05/18.~ 

When I saw John Haas’ report this morning that he had a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER at Apollo Plaza, I knew there was a good chance I’d be heading to Sullivan County after work. While it’s been an excellent year for me with shorebirds in Orange County, photo ops have been very few. So, with that in mind, I raced towards Apollo Plaza after work and luckily the bird was still present. At first I didn’t think I would get any photos because the BASA was staying mostly hidden in the grasses, but eventually the bird worked its way out and into the open. What a difference from see them a couple hundred yards out like we have been in the black dirt! What a beautiful bird; huge thanks to John for posting and to Patrick Dechon, who originally located the bird on Monday.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Baird’s Sandpiper, 09/05/18”

  1. Matt,

    I truly doubt that I have EVER seen better photos of the Baird’s Sandpiper! Your abilities with you camera are beyond comparison! FANTASTICALLY OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!

    1. Ha ha, Ken you are way to generous. But, I’m glad you like them, I was was happy with them and happy to be able to share them. Matt

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