Tuesday, 30 December 2014

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Sanderling at Ryde Beach, I.O.W.

If you follow my blog you will know I am on the Isle of Wight at present and the other day, my friend Eileen and I went to see the Sanderling on Ryde beach and these are the shots and video I took.  Some of the video is slow motion.















The Sanderling (Calidris Alba) in my photo above is B6BWYW. (BTO internatonal ref would be LBBW,RBY,BF,W) It was ringed at Eastoke Hayling Island by Peter Potts on 18/9/2013 and have been seen and recorded several times after that.

The first 2 video clips on the video are at normal speed however the last clip I shot  in slow motion and it is of the Sanderling in the first clip fending off another Sanderling who was trying to take food from him.

If the video does not appear below (watch until the end), CLICK HERE



I hope you enjoyed seeing these lovely tiny waders and tomorrow I will  show you other birds I encountered on the beach.


 If you see wish to see more posts about the Sanderling that I have made previously, put Sanderling into SEARCH on side bar.

There were a couple of suggestions regarding the unknown vegetable in yesterday's post and the jury has decided that the vegetable is  New Zealand Yam, thanks to ifthtunderdontgetya. I would also like to thank Gini, Wally's wife for making a suggestion.  Should any of you wish to purchase, grow it or even cook it, this web site might be useful to you.  CLICK HERE

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

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29 comments:

  1. The Sanderlings are so cute! They are fun birds to watch running around the beach... Wonderful photos and video, Margaret.

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comment on my latest blog post today. Really appreciate it. Have a Happy New Year!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Great photos and video of one of my favorite shore birds Margaret. They are so much fun to watch.

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  4. Hi Margaret,
    Beautiful series of images of this Sanderling.
    Photo 2 and 10 are my favorite.
    I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

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  5. Beautiful birds. I've never seen so many tags on one bird, it must be special needs to get caught so often.

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  6. adorable little guys working hard for their meals!

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  7. Wonderful photos!
    The joy of celebration, the happiness of sharing,
    The beauty of a perfect year -
    Thats what youre wished at New Year and always!
    Have fun!

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  8. Aren't they beautiful to watch! Well-shot!

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  9. awwwww, shore birds, my favorites!!!!!

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  10. What a delightful - and industrious - little bird. Thank you.

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  11. Great photos of the Sanderlings. They are beautiful and fun to watch scurrying around.

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  12. Love the sanderling I do....but I too am impressed with all the shells on the beach!!!

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  13. Great series love the video. Happy New Year.

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  14. Sanderling really are lovely little birds and always entertaining to watch. I hope you see lots more brilliant birds in 2015.

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  15. What a pretty little bird! It looks like the Isle of Wight is a great place to be a bird. What a fun visit you must be having there, Margaret!

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  16. 2015 A very prosperous, positive and happy new year filled with good health, joy, inner peace, calm in spirit, love and optimism as a state of mind! Sărbători vesele și un an nou fericit!

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  17. Splendid images and wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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  18. He is very pretty! So many shells and rocks on the sand, I wish I could go through them. I collect rocks and shells.

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  19. Sanderlings are such pretty little birds. We love to watch them run back and forth with the tide.

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  20. So cute and chubby. - Lovely photos. - It's been a real pleasure viewing your blog this year. Looking forward to sharing with you in 2015. Happy New Year.

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  21. Nice post of some splendid little bird - I wonder who put the leg flags on that last bird - it would be interesting to see if you could find out.

    Hope you have a good New Year and an even better 2015!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. One of my favourite waders to watch and photograph. Loved the video, and how fast they move. The BTO may be able to help with the colour flagging if you wanted to find out some more about that particular bird. Have a very Happy New Year.

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  23. The Sanderlings are very fascinating in that they are spastic little birds up and down the shore. Always reliable black on shoulder makes for an easier id on these often overlooked little birds. Some people might even clump them in with Sandpipers. But their behavior is quite different. Congrats!

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  24. Lovely images of my favourite shore bird Margaret.

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  25. Nice post, dear Margaret! Your photos are very beautiful, as usuaIly. I wish you happiness and joy in the 2015!

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  26. Amazing footage of the Sanderlings Margaret! Those little buggers must be difficult to video considering how quickly they move around. The slow mo video at the end was superb! Have a great New Year!

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