Western Sandpiper

What a busy September/October we’ve had. Faith had her big charity fundraiser in September, then we were off to Indian Rocks Beach for a week of vacation. As soon as we came back from vacation, Faith left for Washington, DC for another fundraiser and is now in Assisi, Italy for the World Day of Peace. Meanwhile I’ve been to Atlanta twice and I’ve been trying to catch up from all the shooting I did on vacation. Of course, being busy hasn’t stopped me from more shooting so I’ve amassed 1500+ images waiting to be reviewed.

So while it has been a while since I’ve had time to write a post, I thought I’d share some images of a very cute and cooperative Western Sandpiper that I took while on vacation. I hope you enjoy them. Click an image to view it larger.

Western Sandpipers are small shorebirds that roam the surf line looking for small invertebrates to feed upon. This one wasn’t as interested in eating as he was in preening…or perhaps showing off for the photographer.

Western Sandpiper
Peek-a-Boo
Feather Fine-tuning
Shy
I Have A Secret