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|From my trip to Manitoba |
The Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) is a large sandpiper, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the upland plover and Bartram's sandpiper.
Even though they are sandpipers, they do not need the water. They prefer open country with tall grasses. They are also found at airports, blueberry farms and abandoned strip mines in the east. Their true core range and habitat is in the northern midwest United States.
Upland sandpipers forage in fields, picking up food by sight. They are frequently sighted on fence posts and even telephone poles. When an "uppy" alights, it holds its wings up for a few seconds. They are constantly scanning the horizon for intruders. The Upland Sandpiper's diet includes grasshoppers, crickets, weevils, beetles, moths, ants, flies, bugs, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, snails and earthworms. It also eats some grains and seeds.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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- [2014-06-22 17:27]
good clarity. nicely executed shot. excellent frame. tfs.
- [2014-06-23 0:57]
such a pretty capture and excellent presentation. Very lively details and the green background is so pretty.
C'est beau !!!
Excellente valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2014-06-24 10:30]
Nice shot of a beautiful bird.
Amazing colors,good composition and sharpness details.