Whimbrel

I don’t really have too much info on these Whimbrels.  They are a neat shorebird, one of the most wide-ranging in the world.  Fun fact I found on AllAboutBirds.org: their funky bill works quite well for catching fiddler crabs, a primary winter food source for Whimbrels in many regions.

 

Whimbrel - watermark

Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500mm @ 500

1/320 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200

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A neat fact I found on AllAboutBirds.org notes that their funky bill works quite well for catching fiddler crabs, a primary winter food source for Whimbrels in many regions.  Their bills match the shape of the burrow of fiddler crabs.

Whimbrel 2 - watermark

Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500mm @ 363

1/320 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200

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Whimbrel 6 - watermark

Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500mm @ 500

1/320 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200

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Whimbrel 8 - watermark

Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500mm @ 417

1/250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200

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