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January 01, 2013



Excellent close up shots!


Super shots and fascinating detail!


Lovely! Photos showing bird behaviour are great. Thanks for the info on their name too

Gemma Wiseman

Wonderful pattern design on the feathers of this little one! Beautiful photos!

Jenn Jilks

I love it!
Our crows do this with leaves, looking for bugs. They are fun to watch.
Beautiful photos!!!!!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country!


they sure are cute! and really pretty feathered ones. nice shots, sallie!


What an interesting bird, one I have never heard of.
I don't think that they are native to Australia, maybe Stewart M may know???
Sea gulls seem to do similar things here on the beaches and beach parks and are quite brilliant at the rubbish bins in opening bags of left over picnic food.
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)


Nice shots and wonderful way to spend time birdwatching on the beach.


Great photos of the Ruddy Turnstones. I see them down here too but can never get that close to them.

artmusedog and Carol

Wow ! I love these bird photos ~ I don't see enough birds around ~ Happy New Year ^_^

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)


What fun! And what great images.


Amazing captures!
happy New Year!


What lovely shots of this charming bird.

Stewart M

Great pictures - and like Mick said above they can be hard to get close to down here! But I do like birds that can be seen almost everywhere.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pam :)

I love your up-close and personal shots of these adorable ruddy turnstones, Sallie.
They can be hard to capture as they scamper from one thing to another so quickly. Well done, my friend!

I'm addicted to the eagle cam!
be well and happy ~:)


Your Turnstones obviously have the same habits as ours do Sallie, but over here they don't get to see such enormous clams. Great shots.


Cute shots of the Turnstones, Sallie! They are great birds! Awesome photos. Happy Day, Happy year!


Fantastic shots. Looks like he got a nice dinner.


Beautifully captured photos of the Turnstones Sallie! Lovely little birds. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed reading how you celebrated New Years on your boat. Happy New Year to you and all your Loved Ones! :)

Gail Dixon

Sallie, these are fantastic images!!! I have never heard of this bird, so it was a delight learning about them. They sort of remind me of sandpipers in appearance. They must not be as skittish because you were able to get pretty close, unless you have a very good zoom lens!


Nice close-ups! These Turnstones would be fun to watch.

Boom & Gary

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


These are great low-angle shots!

Clair Z.

Well, as I said in the comment on the 1/2/13 post, Yum, clams!


Beautiful shots of the Turnstones!
Here it's impossible to go out and look for birds as my camera is not waterproof.
Thanks for sharing your local eagles, I have to look at them each time I visit you.
Have a great day, Sallie.


Awesome photos of the Ruddy Turnstone..I Love shore birds!! Happy New Yr to you.


Thanks for sharing this pretty bird!


Beautiful series. Happy New Year.


wow Sallie, this is really great photos and story. :)


These are such exciting shots, Sallie. You really got "up close and personal" with these.

Rambling Woods

Oh I have never seen one..good photos..Michelle

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