Shorebirds

  • ruddy turnstone

    ruddy turnstone

  • eurasian oystercatcher

    eurasian oystercatcher

  • sanderling pair

    sanderling pair
    this pair was dipping and drilling into the wet sand siphoning prey items

  • common snipe

    common snipe
    Early morning in Iceland, and along the farm road there were snipes atop posts bathing in warm sunshine

  • marbled godwit

    marbled godwit
    probing and siphoning, food is found

  • ruddy turnstone

    ruddy turnstone

  • willet

    willet

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    willet

  • american oystercatcher

    american oystercatcher

  • pretty pink piping plover

    pretty pink piping plover

  • red-necked phalarope

    red-necked phalarope

  • black-bellied plover

    black-bellied plover

  • least sandpiper in breeding colors

    least sandpiper in breeding colors

  • black-bellied plover

    black-bellied plover

  • willet and horseshoe crab

    willet and horseshoe crab

  • ruddy turnstone

    ruddy turnstone

  • semi-palmated plover

    semi-palmated plover
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  • semi-palmated plover

    semi-palmated plover

  • black-necked stilt

    black-necked stilt

  • marbled-godwit

    marbled-godwit

  • black-bellied plover

    black-bellied plover

  • semi-palmated plover

    semi-palmated plover
    beautiful male plover in breeding colors

  • black-bellied plover

    black-bellied plover

  • short-billed dowitcher

    short-billed dowitcher
    a quick flap and shake-off after bathing and preening

  • whimbrel chick

    whimbrel chick

  • whimbrel

    whimbrel
    atop a grassy mound along a farm road in iceland

  • whimbrel in flight

    whimbrel in flight
    returning to its ground nest in iceland

  • rainy golden plover

    rainy golden plover
    a parent was sending a warning call to her chick to have them remain closer as the chick was wandering across the road

  • go go oystercatcher looking after chick

    go go oystercatcher looking after chick

  • western sandpiper

    western sandpiper

  • common redshank

    common redshank
    a very common and vocal bird seen throughout iceland

  • male red necked phalarope

    male red necked phalarope

  • golden plover standing guard

    golden plover standing guard

  • eurasian oystercatcher

    eurasian oystercatcher

  • eurasian golden plover

    eurasian golden plover

  • euasian oystercatcher

    euasian oystercatcher

  • american oystercatcher

    american oystercatcher

  • dunlin

    dunlin
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  • bar-tailed godwit

    bar-tailed godwit
    ground nesters, with lupine in background

  • short billed dowitchers feeding

    short billed dowitchers feeding

  • whimbrel

    whimbrel
    whimbrel flying back to ground nest in iceland

  • common snipe

    common snipe
    snipe calling