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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Mandarin Duck head. And the Common House Sparrow by Dave Key on our Guest Photos.

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

The commonest small wader found along the coast. It has a slightly down-curved bill and a distinctive black belly patch in breeding plumage. It feeds in flocks in winter, sometimes numbering thousands, roosting on nearby fields, saltmarshes and shore when the tide is high. (RSPB)





53 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,
    Beautiful pictures of the Dunlin.
    The last picture is my favorite.
    Kind regards, Irma

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    1. I tend to be like you Irma, number 4 is my favourite as well.

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  2. beautiful shots showing their rich colors!

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  3. Lieber Bob,
    oft habe ich ihn noch bicht gesehen, den Alpenstrandläufer.
    So nennt man ihn wohl bei uns.
    Einen schönen Restsonntag wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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    1. I will remember that Alpine beach runner, good name Irmi.

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  4. Bob, your images are spectacular! Just wonderful!

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  5. Mooie beelden de druppels hangen nog aan zijn snavel.

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  6. ╮✿ °•.¸

    Muito lindo... a ave, a água e os reflexos formam um maravilhoso conjunto!
    Bom domingo!
    Boa semana!
    °º✿♫ Beijinhos.
    °º✿

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  7. Great shots Bob.
    This is the only time I'm certain of an ID lol

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    1. Thanks Keith, I thought you were on something, lol.

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  8. Very nice Bob, great capture of the water in action.

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  9. Bob, this is a bird we have in common, I photographed them often in Florida and they pass through here in Utah to their breeding grounds! I like #4 the best too. I also like the name Alpine beach runner!

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  10. You find the loveliest little critters.

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  11. This bird is really sweet and lovely which such a pretty plumage, and your photos are ever so good Bob - I love how the water ripples and shines. The last picture is my favorite! :-)

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  12. Bardzo ładny ptak i śliczne trzecie zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
    Very nice bird and beautiful third frame. Yours.

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    1. You like number 3, that's how I feel is wrong!

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  13. BOB bonsoir tu sais je suis heureuse de connaitre ton superbe blog
    je me régale toujours avec tes oiseaux
    des oiseaux que je connais et des oiseaux que je découvre souvent
    Merci

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    1. The love for the birds, animals, insects, trees, etc etc.

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  14. Wonderful captures of the lovely little Dunlin. Love the rich colour and marking on the wings.
    Best Regards.

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  15. Great captures! I like the atmosphere too.

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  16. A lovely little bird to see Bob... superb images.

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  17. Bob, excellent images! I love the movement of the water! The Dunlin is very stunning! Great job!

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  18. I'm very fond of waders--perhaps because I can get close to them. Very beautiful photos, Bob!

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    1. I am fond of Waders Dawn, they run makes me laugh.

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  19. Estupendas fotografías, especialmente la última de ellas. Un abrazo,

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  20. hi B!! Hope you are doing ok?
    Aha did you have pups too? You know how it feels......
    Now its ok though.
    They are in good hands.
    Lovely Pictures......you are so good.

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    1. Yes, she had 8 puppies, what a pity they had to go.

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    2. Yes, she had 8 puppies, what a pity they had to go.

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  21. Wonderful shots of the Dunlin, Bob!

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  22. Yes and always wonderful to see in Summer plumage with the subtle gingery colours on its back and that dark smudge on the belly. Great shots!

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    1. I don't seem to get to you to follow you. Why doesn't it doesn't work?

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  23. neat to see your dunlins, such great shots

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  24. Beautiful bird with nice watery background

    well captured...

    thanks bob

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  25. lovely clicks!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  26. Fantastic pictures, Bob. So close. Greetings, Joke

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  27. Great photos, Bob!
    I love the light and the colors!
    Cheers!

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  28. Bob, wow, it's beautiful, it's very beautiful photos.

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  29. Sensational, Bob ... are spectacular. The water seems to run :))
    A hug.

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  30. Bonito ejemplar has captado, Bob.

    Saludos.

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  31. One has to love this little fellow. Wonderful pictures Bob....

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  32. Hello
    very nice dear Bob
    such pretty pictures!

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  33. Another great photo. You live in a great area for birding!

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  34. Great photos, must be amazing to see them flocked together in the thousands.

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  35. Exellent photos Bob!!!
    Great captures and close ups!!
    What a beautiful bird!!!
    Dimi..

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  36. A great environmental shot of this bird, Bob.

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