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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