I’m in MA looking for the elusive shorebirds heading south. With overcast skies, we sat on a cement wall staring at a 1/8 acre point of sand / mud waiting for the birds to come to us. Not moving an inch, including having cameras up to you eye and feet planted, we waited. Withing twenty minutes, the birds started to fly in to us. We had some great ones but this little Least Sandpiper was a favorite as it kept working the area for food getting closer and closer. The area had that “arctic” look to it and in its breeding plumage proudly shown, I just love this simple click. It was a great shoot! On the sad note though, the historic number of birds moving south, we’ve not seen at all. I just keep wondering what we’ve done to our wild heritage and, will any one care enough to make a difference. I’ve already photographed critters that have gone extinct. I don’t want to do it again!
Least Sandpiper captured by Z 9 / Z400f4.5 w/Z1.4x