Previous Three Types Of Shore Birds
10 of 10 from December 2009

Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Arenaria melanocephala (Black Turnstone), Pluvialis squatarola (Black-bellied Plover)

The largest bird (6 near the back) are Black Bellied Plovers. There are 4 Black Turnstones (the middle sized birds) and there are 38 Dunlin. I was surprised they mix this much - usually when I see shore birds, it's all one species.

The Black Bellied Povers (largest) have white bellies in the winter and are Black faced and bellied in the summer when they aren't near here.

Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 11:27 AM
Exposure: 1/90 sec at f5.6
Exposure Compensation: 734 ev
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 200mm
(equivalent field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 50% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 420mm lens on a 35mm camera
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Calidris alpina (Dunlin)
species related to Arenaria melanocephala (Black Turnstone)
species related to Pluvialis squatarola (Black-bellied Plover)
Larger image: 2000 x 1333
Raw image: 3053 x 2035

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