The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) is a medium-sized shore bird occurring in the Americas. The species breeds in the northern United States and Canada during the summer months, but spends the winter in Central and Southern America. Its name derives from brown spots on an otherwise white belly visible in breeding plumage. Non-breeding birds lack these spots and resemble the closely related Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) of Eurasia. They generally feed on insects, crustaceans, and other invertebrates which they find along shorelines. I have photographed these elegant birds in non-breeding plumage during a visit to Portobelo, Panama, in early March 2014.
I love how much expression can be seen in a bird’s eye. Nice photos.
thank you! 🙂
Beautifully isolated and captured!
thank you! that was also quite lucky…
These are very beautiful photographs. This is a very interesting post.
thank you! I am happy that you like it!! 🙂