daverator wrote in post #17775517
All excellent shots, really like the last one!
Thanks much Dave.
ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17775537
Mighty beautiful birds! Lovely shots!
CDMOOSE wrote in post #17775540
A bird in a strange spot for sure; great shooting, Ian.
Thanks Al. There were 2 females too but they kept hidden behind some tall grass.
CaptBob wrote in post #17775590
awesome specimen , maybe he was raised by gulls
LOL thanks Bob, there were lots of gulls too out in the water.
mandokid1 wrote in post #17775684
Excellent set,Ian! Last shot as my fave also!
Nighthound wrote in post #17775721
Wow Ian, what an amazing opportunity. You sure made the most of it. Great stuff! I like the unusual environment for this species. You sure that's not a Ruddy Turnstone in a costume?
Ha, he sure was out of his familiar territory Steve. As soon as he hopped up on those big rocks it was an obvious opportunity . He strutted and looked around for several minutes.
jhayesvw wrote in post #17775908
That thing is stuffed!!!
.Excellent set Ian. Love the colors on these.
Thanks Jeremey, aided by the unusually clear day.
Snydremark wrote in post #17775952
Good stuff, Ian! Especially like the 3rd shot; there's just something about that "Nothing to see here" look
Thanks Eric, yea I think you got it. It was really windy and you can see that in his ruffled feathers. He seemed to enjoy walking along the tops of the rocks and staring out at the open ocean.
ardeekay wrote in post #17776031
Think Steve's got it-Ruddy in costume! Residual Halloween.
Wouldn't you just love to know what he was thinking? "Hunters won't look for me out here!" Crisp, beautiful shots, sir.
Hi Rog! Yea, there was some tall grass but more just rocks and wind. After he gave me these shots he flew off down the shore.