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Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-18 2:38
Viewed: 2557
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this sandpiper playing around in a puddle in the middle of a padi field plot.

The Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, is a small wader. This Eurasian species is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae.

It resembles a longer-legged and more delicate Green (T. ochropus) or Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria) with a short fine bill, brown back and longer yellowish legs. It differs from the first of those species in a smaller and less contrasting white rump patch, while the Solitary Sandpiper nas no white rump patch at all.
However, it is not very closely related to these two species. Rather, its closest relative is the Common Redshank (T. totanus), and these two share a sister relationship with the Marsh Sandpiper (T. stagnatilis). These three species are a group of smallish shanks with red or yellowish legs, a breeding plumage that is generally subdued light brown above with some darker mottling and with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.

The Wood Sandpiper breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. They migrate to Africa and southern Asia, particularly India. Vargant birds have been seen as far into the Pacific as the Hawaiian Islands. In Micronesia it is a regular visitor to the Marianas Islands (where flocks of up to 32 birds are reported) and Palau; it is recorded on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands about once per decade. This species is encountered in the western Pacific region between mid-October and mid-May

This bird is usually found on fresh water during migration and wintering. They forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud, and mainly eat insects and similar small prey. T. glareola nests on the ground or uses an abandoned old tree nest of another bird, such as the Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-18 2:50]

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful picture of this Wood Sandpiper.
I like the POV. Good sharpness,light and colours.Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,

This is lovely shot of the sandpiper. Very sharp and bright details.


Ciao Foozi. Nice compo here with not so good sharp. Amazing environment.


Ciao Foozi, lovely bird in nice pose, good natural ambientation, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-18 6:34]

Hi Foozi
Wonderful little bird today!
Great details and good POV.

hello Foozi

excellent photo of this Wood Sandpiper shot with fine low POV
and fine framing, fine focus sharpness and details, beautiful eye-contact,
if you could obtain a catch-light at his eye it would be more beautiful,



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-18 9:16]

Hello Foozi,
Nice photo of this Wood Sandpiper. Beautiful natural colours, reasonable sharpness and a very good POV.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Foozi,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Wood Sandpiper. Iy is clear and sharp. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonsoir Foozi
Bel oiseau, belle prise de vue
Il est charmant
Merci à bientôt

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-18 15:08]

Hello Foozi,
Very good image of this Wood sandpiper in the water with great colors and excellent POV.Fine sharp details.TFS.
Best regards,

HI Foozi,
this bird is cute, I love the pose, standing in the water, also warm light and good sharpness.
Very well done my friend, thanks.
Enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Foozi
a fine image of this sandpiper standing in the water, very beautiful lighting, great pose and details, TFS
Have a great sunday

Hellow Foozi,
Nice capture with good clarity and well exposed.The sandpiper seems to be looking for some food.

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