Sandy Bill


This week’s photo, taken April 29, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a DUNLIN, one of many shorebirds migrating north this time of year.

This DUNLIN has dressed up for the long journey to its breeding grounds. It’s decked out in its finest plumage: black belly and reddish-brown back and crown.

Perhaps you notice something else about this bird’s appearance. Well, if you were a sandpiper and spending much of your time on a beach probing for morsels, you’d probably also collect a few grains of sand on your bill.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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One Response to Sandy Bill

  1. This is an amazing photo! The fine grains of sand are visible. Birds seem to approach you from their best side, inviting a portrait! Happy birding!

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