Sep 2 2017
Least Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec
Sep 20 2017
Sep 2 2017
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec
Sep 20 2017
Sep 2 2017
Grand chevalier à pattes jaunes
Sainte-Martine, Quebec
Sep 20 2017
Sep 2 2017
juvenile
Semipalmated Plover (Juvenile)
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

From the bird identification app I use, it seems that one of the identifying marks for a juvenile is the "scaling" that can be seen in the feathers.
Sep 16 2017
Sep 2 2017
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

I was busy taking pictures and it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that there were two types of little shore birds in front of me. The Least Sandpipers with their darker feathers and yellowish legs, and these, paler feathers and darker legs. An image taken a few seconds earlier (though not critically sharp), shows a slight webbing between the toes.
Sep 15 2017
Sep 2 2017
Least Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

I just like the flow of rushing water and colorful reflections around the sandpiper.
Sep 15 2017
Sep 2 2017
Least Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec
Sep 15 2017
Sep 2 2017
Least Sandpiper
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

Only the second time visiting Sainte-Martine
(the first time being a week before). Turns out it's an amazing place to view shorebirds relatively close to home.

This particular photo was taken from about 4.8m (at 825mm focal length). There were several of these small birds foraging in the river, along with larger yellowlegs, semipalmated plovers, semipalmated sandpipers, a heron and several ducks.
Sep 14 2017
Sep 2 2017
Greater Yellowlegs
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

...at least, I think it's a greater yellowlegs! Turns out that identification is pretty darned difficult, and maybe someone here will be able to more positively figure this one out.

First, I have very little reference for this individual's relative size, this being my first time seeing any number of yellowlegs. However, I've settled on "greater" due to the bill length, the bill's color and the length of the primary feathers relative to the tail. Small indications I gathered off a website (https://www.thespruce.com/greater-or-lesser-yellowlegs-386349).
Sep 14 2017
Jun 30 2017
Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, Gaspésie

Last one for tonight. It's not difficult to take photos of gannets at this colony. The difficulty is in trying to isolate one interesting scene! Birds are constantly shifting up and down, getting in the way.

Here, just one bird on the edge of the colony.
Jul 1 2017