Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Red Knot

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and and NC Sue Wordless

I hope you can join in and share your photos, I look forward to the wild birds and nature scenes.


For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Red Knot from our visit to the Delaware shore. The first couple of weeks of May is a awesome time to visit the Delaware beaches to see the shorebirds migrating and the horseshoe crabs laying their eggs. The Red Knot is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.



It can be fun trying to pick out a certain species of bird that is hanging out with a group of various shorebirds. I was looking for the Red Knot and in the center of the photo above is my Red Knot, the larger shorebird with the reddish head and neck.  It is 10 inches tall compared to the 8 inch Dunlin also seen in the photo.


The shot above has three Red Knots along with the Laughing Gulls, Dunlins  and some other little peeps. Can you find the 3 Red Knots, they kind of form a triangle in the photo.



I see one Red Knot is the photo above, third bird down from the Ring-billed Gull. The size difference between the gull and shorebirds is amazing.


I managed to find one Red Knot standing out in this group of birds, do you see it? But, there could be more, they are so close together.


And I think I see three Red Knots in this shot of the birds in flight, do you see the Red Knots? Seeing the reddish color on their fronts help to pick them out of a crowd. The birds with the black spot on their bellies are the Dunlins.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

76 comments:

Mersad said...

Great wildlife that you have captured. I especially love the third shot.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I sometimes have that trouble when they huddle... which one is which - the only guarantee is there are gull species and there are others!!! Congrats on the red knot... YAM xx

✿ chica said...

São lindos esses pássaros e que efeito quando juntos assim! Lindo dia! beijos,chica

Indrani said...

That is quite a lot of birds. Great pics.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great to have seen those Red Knots among all the other birds. You must have a keen eye Eileen.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of this beautiful birds. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

David Gascoigne said...

Great series. I envy you living so close to that kind of habitat. A Red Knot is a rarity around here.

Nancy Chan said...

I am not familiar with these birds but I can see the difference. There are so many and I like the birds in flight.

Country Gal said...

Never seen a Red Knot before ! Awesome photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely photos, Eileen!
I too like especially the photos with birds of several species and sizes hanging out together. The small ones are so cute!

blogoratti said...

Lots of birds, nice pictures!

Gayle said...

Talk about camouflage.
Had never heard of a red knot.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi!Many beautiful photos! I found three Red Knots in your photo. I enjoyed your former post too. Thanks for sharing.

Debby Ray said...

Well, it took me while but I think I was able to distinguish the reddish part on them...I do love seeing the different shorebirds...great photos! I also got a little eduaction here this morning! Have a good one! :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful birds!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Wonderful photos of this beautiful birds.
So many species is superb.
Best regards, Irma

Buckeroomama said...

I love that shot of the birds in flight... great capture!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks like you had a fine trip, great pics of the birdies, Eileen.
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jandi said...

Lovely images! They are such beautiful birds!

Mary Hone said...

They look a little like the sandpipers on the west coast.

Sandra said...

my first viewing and hearing of a red knot. the gulls look like giants with the other birds. we have a lot of the laughing gulls here and they do sound like they are laughing

TexWisGirl said...

such a mix of sizes! really neat.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, you always have such wonderful bird pictures to share with us.

EG CameraGirl said...

NICE! I was hoping to see some redknots today...but it's raining and I want to stay dry...at least today. I do.

Leora said...

One day, Eileen, it would be fun to stand with you while you are birdwatching! Thank you for these beautiful red knots.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They all are so cool to watch.

Stephanie said...

Cool birds! Never seen these before.

Erica Sta said...

Fantastic wildlife captures.... Thank you too for your nice comment. Few days ago your President was here in Bavaria and he loved our nature too :)

Cheers, Heidrun

Linda W. said...

Nice group photos of the birds, and I also liked the ones of them in flight.

Gattina said...

That's quite a bird meeting !

Small City Scenes said...

The Red Knot is rather pretty with his rusty belly. I do like to watch the Dunlin flit about. Here they fly low in great numbers swooping one way and then another.
MB

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your great shorebirds! You really did get some great shots, Eileen!
Have a glorious day!
Nancy

Debbie said...

you have a good eye eileen, i see it now but would not have without your guidance. a great group of birds and images!!!!

Frank said...

Excellent series of shots Eileen showing the comparative sizes of the two waders. I usually only see Knot in the winter in their grey, non breeding colour.

NC Sue said...

Nice series!
Hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/in-memoriam-ling.html

Harley Wilde said...

Those red knot look really busy to me.

Nette Cecilia said...

Great shots ,Nette

Hannah said...

Such wonderful shots of the shorebirds, they are just teeming. I was hoping for such when I went to the beach last weekend, but while there were plenty of sand dabs, no birds eating them. I did see just one bird way off in the surf, and swallows overhead. Your Red Knots and Dunlins are such colorful birds compared to most I have seen. The reddish color on the face and chest are so pretty. It's funny that the Dunlins have the black dot on the stomach when they are flying.

Nancy J said...

So many species all together. I wonder if they have a "pecking order" like chooks and herds of animals? Red Knot, mingling with others, looking happy.

Pat said...

Lovely shots of these shorebirds.

Adam Jones said...

I love wader birds and your images are great.

Grantham Lynn said...

I love them. I like the third shot too. Thank you for the bird education. I've never seen or heard of a Red Knot. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

xinex said...

Beautiful! I love the look of nature....Christine

Cloudia said...

These ARE fun shots, Eileen!



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The Yum List said...

I find it interesting to see animals living together. Those birds seem to be living in harmony. I'm sure people could learn a little more from nature.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Your knowledge and expertise combined with your outstanding photography never ceases to amaze me. I so enjoy these visits so much!
Jemma

Happyone said...

Great picture with so many of them together.

Adam Tilt said...

Great shots Eileen. Nothing better than a good selection of waders.

Lois said...

Fabulous shots of the birds as always! I wish I had been able to spend more time in your area last week. I hated to leave and now my Maryland family is moving to Texas in a couple of weeks, so I won't be back anytime soon. It makes me a little sad!

magiceye said...

Small wonders!!

Gillian Olson said...

Really interesting shore bird, I think your eyes are way better than mine, or perhaps my screen is too small.

Rose said...

What a bunch of birds you captured!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How interesting, Eileen. I am very familiar with gulls, as I lived by the Atlantic Ocean for many years, but I never heard of the Red Knot shorebird!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos of the shore birds. They're very pretty.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, fotos perfeitas das lindas aves com bons detalhes, cor e nitidez.
AG

Tom said...

They blend into their surroundings! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Dave said...

Hi Eileen , lovely post and the Red Knots are superb I have recently read a great book called the flight of the Red Knot.

I think one of the Peeps in image 2 maybe a Sanderling? someone else may agree or prove my ID to be rubbish...lol

Regards
Dave

Noushka said...

The Red knots are gorgeous birds, this is a lovepy post, Eileen :)
Yes I do see the 3 maybe 4 Redknots in the last pic!!

To answer your question about the Squacco heron:

http://Le Héron crabier

yes they do live in the southern area of Europe, so it is present in the south of France where I live :)
Keep well, enjoy your day!

The Artful Diva said...

wonderful photos of the shore birds. I've never heard of a Red Knot before...attractive birds.

Marie C said...

Love the Red Knots and these Laughing Gulls! So good you were able to see this endangered species!

Missy George said...

Lovely pictures of waders..There are sure a lot of them there..I was at the DuPont center long ago..Pretty area..

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Pretty birds you've cought Eileen :)
They are soooo little compared to
the seagulls :))

Have a fine day
Tinna ✐

Lea said...

Lovely photos!
Happy Wild Bird Wednesday!
Lea

Laura said...

Oh how I miss the ocean. I'm not sure I will see it this year, perhaps. Beautiful photos as always Eileen.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The size difference is amazing. The gulls look like they're babysitting the little ones. The red knots are sweet, .

Zizi Santos said...

Fantásticas imagens!
adorei ver!
como a natureza é linda!

bj

Our photos said...

Wonderful sereies !

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great shots, Eileen!
Have a nice Thursday!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Such gatherings of Red Knots♬♬♬ And it's interesting to know about the size difference between the gull and shorebirds♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America

Phil Slade said...

There's a great mix of waders there Eileen. Like you say, this time of year is just the best for seeing them in their summer finery and a chance to spot any in still partial winter plumage. We hardly ever see Knots in that sort of plumage so it was good to look at your pictures.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful scenery, landscape and bird shots!

Liz said...

Fabulous water bird post Eileen! I love the Red Knots and your gulls.

Michelle F said...

Hi, Eileen!

I saw your comment on Linda Kay's post.
Decided to come have a look-see :)

I love everything nature.
I even saw a two-headed turtle, once.
I believe birds may be my favorites.

The Canada Goose looks beautiful.
We sure could use some Gnatcatchers.

I just had to stop and comment.
Now to see the rest of your photos.
May I add, great photos!!

Rambling Woods said...

I am always learning from your blog posts... Thank you so much Eileen... Michelle

Neil said...

Makes it more interesting when you have more than one species to look at.

Mascha said...

Very nice series (it must be fun to be on this place and take such photos)! I've never seen a red knot before...
Have a great time

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