Monday, October 23, 2017

Solitary Sandpiper


Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

This week I am sharing the Solitary Sandpiper. The Solitary Sandpiper like it's name is usually seen alone, but sometimes small groups may be seen together during migration. They are seen on the edges of muddy ponds, streams and marshes. I found these two Solitary Sandpipers along with a couple of Yellowlegs where a stream goes into our lake. The area is somewhat like a mudflat when the lake is low.




The Solitary Sandpiper is a medium sized shorebird and  has a dark back and white underparts. They wings appear to have little white dots.


They have a white eye-ring and a dark medium sized bill.








As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

115 comments:

  1. Ah another bird I never heard of before but very similar to birds we have here on shores. I googled it and it is one of the many stilt-walkers. This one occurs only on your side of the ocean.

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    1. Hello, I am happy you learned a new bird, at least one that shows on our side of the ocean. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  2. Hari Om
    ...somehow that name seems it would work for a blog title... or a music group! A lovely birdie though... it might like it here at the moment, where things are very grey and very wet! Such is the start of the week. YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam, we are expecting some rain this afternoon. It has been very dry here lately. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  3. Wonderful looking birds - I got the 'sandpiper' bit correct, but missed the 'solitary' part - I rather like this game!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hello Stewart, sometimes they are seen in groups, lol. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  5. Hello,

    Beautiful photos! The Solitary Sandpiper is very pretty.

    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week!

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    1. Hello, it is a beautiful bird. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  6. I love to hear all the different bird calls along the beach

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    1. Hello, Karen! I enjoy listening the different bird songs. They are pretty sounds. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  7. Enjoy these shorebirds while you may. Most of them are at the very tail end of their southbound migration. Winter is just around the corner!

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    1. Hello David, it is nice to still see some shorebirds moving thru. I am not looking forward to winter. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  8. This water bird is widespread in Finland too, but I haven't met it clearly yet!
    So...nice to see it in your pages.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hello, it is wonderful to see all the shorebirds and waders. I hope you get to see some in Finland. Thanks so much for your comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  9. Very nice! Loved seeing this pretty bird.

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    1. Hello Marie, Thanks so much for your visit and comment. They are much appreciated. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  10. They're neat birds...I'm used to seeing them on beach, though (wink)

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    1. Hello, this is one Sandpiper that is seen inland and not on the beach. Thanks for the comment.

      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  11. It was nice to see them. They looks so pretty!

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    1. Hello, yes they are pretty. But, then I think all the birds are pretty.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thanks so much Bob! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  13. That's a new one for me. Sandpipers are so cute when they flit back and forth on the wet sand. Have a great new week.

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    1. Hello, Carol!
      The Sandpipers are cute birds. I am just addicted to all of the birds. Thanks so much for your comment.
      Enjoy your day!

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  14. I am fond of these birds! Though the Heron is my favorite!

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    1. Hello Kelleyn, I think all the birds are my favorites. Hard to pick just one. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  15. cute little solitary piper, the last photo got an out loud OHHH when it came up. love it

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    1. Hello, it was hard to take these photos. My camera can only zoom so far and the birds were a distance away.

      Thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Tom! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  17. Pretty sandpipers, Eileen! These are lovely reflections of them too!
    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Hello Christine, Thanks for your comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  18. I love those little spots. What a cute bird.

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    1. Hello Mary, they are cute birds. Thanks for the comment. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  19. I like seeing Sandpipers. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Hello Lois, I enjoy seeing all the birds. Thanks for your comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  20. Brilliant captures, Eileen! I love your photography! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a fantastic week ahead. :)

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    1. Hello Linda, thank you for the nice comment. I am glad you enjoyed my photos.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  21. Excellent find!! I love watching them in their bobbing frenzy for tidbits in the mudflats!!

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    1. Hello Anni, they are fun birds to watch. Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  22. Very enjoyable pictures today. Makes me wish I could be there with you on the beach! Have a good day - we are receiving much needed rain this a.m.

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    1. Hello, thanks for the nice comment on my pictures. I wish you could watch the birds with me too.
      Thanks for the comment and visit. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  23. Oh I can relate to the solitary pipers ~ my style ~ solitary and small groups ~ Beautiful photos, Eileen as always ~ ^_^

    Love and light,
    A Shutterbug Explores

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    1. Hello, Carol,
      Hubby and I are much the same. Prefer solitary outings or little groups. Thanks so much for your comment.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
      Eileen

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    1. Hello, thanks for the comment and visit.
      Have a great day and new week ahead!

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    1. Hello, Lynn
      Thanks so much for your comment.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
      Eileen

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  26. They are SO cute when they run. As always, some lovely images!

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    1. Hello Jeanie,
      They are cute birds. Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and week ahead,
      Eileen

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  27. Great shots of the solitary piper. You have a wide knowledge of birds. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Hello, thanks for the comment. I wish I knew more, I am far from being an expert on the birds. I just love watching them.
      Have a great day and new week ahead,
      Eileen

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  28. Looks like that solitary sandpiper had a buddy! Nice pics.

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    1. Hello, Linda

      Yes, even the birds need a buddy. Thanks for the comment.
      Enjoy your new week ahead,
      Eileen

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    1. Hello, they are cuties. Thanks so much for your comment.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
      Eileen

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  30. Beautiful.. love the cute birds..

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your comment.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
      Eileen

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your comment.
      Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
      Eileen

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day!
      Eileen

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  33. I would love to see a solitary sandpiper -- heck, I'd love to see any bird about now -- we've been a little too busy lately.

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    1. Hello Sallie, I am sure you are having fun with your Oregon family. Is it time to move back to Florida soon?
      Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  34. I did not know there was a solitary sandpiper..Sad!! Nice pictures as always..I like it's spots..Enjoy your week!!

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    1. Hello Missy, There are actually a lot of different Sandpipers. Many of them I have never seen but would like to see them all.
      Thanks so much for your comment. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  35. Lovely birds Eileen, and I like the way the water seems to sparkle in your photo's too.

    I hope you have an enjoyable week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hello Jan, thanks so much for the comment.
      I hope you have a great week too, have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  36. Love seeing their reflections, too!

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    1. Hi Ellen,
      Thanks so much for the nice comment. Have a happy day!
      Eileen

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  37. Hi Eileen, Happy Monday to you and I sure enjoyed your photos of the Solitary Sandpiper! I would like to take this opportunity to say that you are absolutely one of the best at leaving kind comments and replying to the comments you get. Your blog is an inspiration for me. I also love the way you link up with the memes. I hope you have a great week ahead and I'll be looking forward to your next post.

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    1. Hello John,
      I appreciate your nice comment and your visits.
      Maybe some day you will have another post to link up.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  38. Hi There, I always love seeing all of your different varieties of birds.... I learn SO much.. The Solitary Sandpiper is a gorgeous little bird. Thanks for sharing this one with us...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hello Betsy,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comment. I am glad you enjoyed my Sandpiper, there are so many birds we can learn.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  39. great pictures and information...i have only ever seen them or their relatives on the beach!! they are cute, fast little runners!!

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    1. Hello Debbie,

      It is great to seeing the sandpipers on the beaches They do run quickly.
      Thanks so much for the comment.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  40. Wonderful - I don't think I've ever seen one before.

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    1. Hello JoAnn,
      Some of these birds look so alike, it is hard to tell them apart.
      Thanks so much for your comment and visit.
      Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!
      Eileen

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  41. When I lived near the Atlantic beaches i loved to watch the sandpipers skip along the shore--they were so fast!

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    1. Hello, Pat! It is nice to see the Sandpipers on the beaches. Wish I was there now. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day,
      Eileen

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  42. Hello Eileen! Great shots of the sand pipers! Very beautiful birds!
    Like the reflection in the water! Gorgeous pictures!
    Have a lovely week ahead !
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello, Dimi,
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate your nice comment too.
      Enjoy your day and the week ahead,
      Eileen

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  43. great shots of this Sandpiper Eileen Many thanks for the links in while I was in MAlawi. Back to porridge now!!

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    1. Hello, Margaret,
      It was no problem linking you up, my pleasure.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Enjoy your day,
      Eileen

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  44. What a lovely looking bird, great photo.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Hello Amanda, it is a pretty bird. I was happy to see it at our local lake. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  45. Such sweet little fellows Eileen. Thank you

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    1. Hello Cloudia,

      Thanks so much, your visits are always appreciated.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  46. Lovely photos Eileen! I always learn something new from you!

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    1. Hello, I think as bloggers we all learn new things. Thanks for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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    1. Hello, thanks so much for your visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  48. Lovely photos Eileen. I hope your week is going well.

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and week!

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  49. The migratory birds are here now and the birders are happy again. I am not a birder so i've just been to a site once years ago. They are mostly in the waters. I prefer those in the mountains and trees. We have lots of crows and they get to be pests. I don't know if they are really crows or ravens, hehe.

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    1. Hello, you are lucky to see the migratory birds there. Thanks, I appreciate the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and week!

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  50. Very enjoyable photos of the Solitary Sandpiper Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hello, Denise Thanks, I appreciate the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and week!

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  51. I enjoyed this post about the sandpiper.

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    1. Hello, I am glad you enjoyed my Sandpiper post.
      Thanks, I appreciate the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day and week!
      Eileen

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  52. I love those sparkly white flecks on the wing: thank you for pointing these out. Thank you, too, Eileen, for your kind comment on my Littel Owl.

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    1. Hello Caroline,
      It is a pretty bird.
      Thanks and I appreciate the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and week!
      Eileen

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  53. Very pretty birds, and you caught nice reflections in the water
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello Lea,
      Thanks for the nice comment on my photo. I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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    2. Hello Lea,
      Thanks for the nice comment on my photo. I appreciate the visit and comment.
      Have a happy day,
      Eileen

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  54. Great photos Eileen, cute reflections in the water. The latter is a good approach.
    I wish you a good Wednesday.
    Besos.

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    1. Hello, Laura

      Thanks, I appreciate the comment and visit. Enjoy your day and week!
      Eileen

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  55. beautiful photos! i enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time :)

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  56. Lovely photos Eileen. Kind of nice to see the solitary sandpiper has company :D) xx

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  57. a beautiful sandpiper, well they all are. I don´t think we have this one. :) Thanks for sharing. We do have a relative to it. They both nest in trees :)

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  58. Wonderful captures Eileen. Have an amazing weekend :)

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  59. Beautiful birds, beautiful photos, and great reflections.

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  60. More wonderful birds.... thank you Eileen... Michelle

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