Great egret in flight. herons have a specialised 6th vertebra which makes their neck hinged. great heron neck is longer than its body. late afternoon from slaters’s bridge over horsley creek, oak flats, nsw
Just a semipalmated plover foraging for food on the massachusetts coast. these guys are fairly common throughout their range, but this is still the only decent frame i’ve managed of this wary species. gotta love those high contrast breeding plumage b****t bands #massachusetts#shorebird#semipalmatedplover#plover
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sanderling. photo: alan rigoletto/audubon photography awards⠀
#wildlifewednesday - a sanderling, or calidris alba, combs the shoreline at duck pond point in peconic looking for small invertebrates to snack on when threatened by a peregrine falcon or other aerial predator, sanderlings fly in a compact flock that maneuvers erratically over the ocean. whenever you see a flock of shorebirds abruptly take flight all at once, scan the skies to see if a falcon is the cause of the sudden alarm. in their escapes, individual sanderlings may occasionally dive right into the water.
duck pond inlet, peconic, long island