Playing in the mud with the Spotted Sandpiper

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   The day before these images where capture I scouted a promising sight with high traffic of bird and a few spars Mink tracks along the rivers mud there was also an abundance of insects for them to feed.

 
 

    

  The following day I set out in the early morning before sunrise setting up the equipment on the rivers bank. For the setup I used the D800 with the 200-400 F4 ,  15cm bipod and a burlap camouflage draped  over me and the setup.






Being only 18-20cm in length they are a smaller shore bird that can be found in most rivers and streams in Alberta .











 

 

     

A easily frightened bird it was very exciting to photograph these birds up close

 

 

 

 



 
   
   
   
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