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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MEGA at the Pivot Fields 8.10.11

7th November 2010 was an exciting day for the UAE. It's very first record of a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper ! I heard about it in the evening of the 7th and along with many others made my plans to be there at first light. I arrived at the site at approx 6:30am and met up with four other Birders, Clive, Neil , Mark and Andrew. We feared the worst when it seemed that the bird was not around but I knew I was with several very experienced birders and that if it was here it would be found !! At approx 7:15am it flew in and was quickly spotted by Neil. The scopes were set up and good views were achieved. By now I was getting an itchy trigger finger but I did not want to risk flushing the bird whilst people were yet to get there views. But work was calling all of us and one by one everyone left until I was left on my own. So out came the trusty Canon 7D and 500mm and off I went.  Here are some of the results.

Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
(Tryngites subruficollis )



Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
(Tryngites subruficollis )
Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
(Tryngites subruficollis )

Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
(Tryngites subruficollis )

4 comments:

  1. Very nice serie of images, very sharp and soft background ;)

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  2. Simply beautiful and extraordinary, Barty! Congratulations!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  3. Top Quality imges and what a bird.

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