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Sunday at about noon, just as the fighting oystercatchers were breaking up a huge flock of sandpipers approached from the distance. At first they looked like a cloud and as they came closer it was clear it was sandpipers, lots of them. After they landed I took an assortment of photos showing the enviroment, the size of the flock and then moved in close and waited for someone to walk along and send them into the air. Apparently there were 3 separate colonies flying together, the largest was least sandpipers and there were also sanderlings and dunlin.

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043017DSC_6319 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6324 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6328 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6383 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6394 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6456 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6534-6540 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6715 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6558 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6592 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6631 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6657 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6662 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6664 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6674 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6686 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6693 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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043017DSC_6696 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



May 03, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Amazing sight to behold. Thanks for sharing. Do they ever run into each other when they fly so close to each other in large flocks?



May 03, 2017 at 05:17 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Wow!

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May 03, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


holy smokes!!!

bill



May 04, 2017 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Wow - that's more than I've ever seen in one place. You did a great job of capturing this large group with a good variety of views. #6 and #10 would be my picks of this excellent group.


May 04, 2017 at 02:31 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Nicely done with 2 and 11 standing out Morris ~ Ron


May 04, 2017 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


What a sight!! Great job capturing this from wide to closeup.

TFS
Geoff



May 04, 2017 at 03:37 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


That's a lot of sandpipers! I like #2, it looks like they are coming to get you.

Dave



May 04, 2017 at 04:36 AM
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nicely captured Morris


May 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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These are fine pictures, Morris.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Wow! Difficult to come up with the words. A spectacle of nature!


May 05, 2017 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Now that's a bunch of Sandpipers...#2 for me Morris.


May 05, 2017 at 04:02 AM
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They look fun and obviously got the creative juices going.


May 05, 2017 at 04:55 AM
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Wow Morris that's a lot of birds, must have been quite the sight. #2 & 11 stand out for me.

Vic



May 05, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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Very beautiful, Morris

Amit



May 05, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Wow, what a set..!!! 2 -3 and 12 are amazing..!!


May 05, 2017 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Wonderful set telling the story of this flock in short time.

That building looks interesting on the edge of the land and sea. Is it abandoned?



May 05, 2017 at 04:59 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Woah!! What a crowd


May 05, 2017 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Massive flock of sandpipers (18)


Great shots...all our sandpipers are in breeding colors now, very few of yours.


May 05, 2017 at 05:39 PM
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10 and 11 for me Morris. Must have been a treat to witness!



May 05, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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