Alaska is a beautiful place and you captured it well.
wonderful blue skyI hope have time to stop at my SWF post : in here and here Thanks
Oops! Sorry Bradley - this is Australia the birds have just arrived from Alaska.
Amazing! I just love how you captured those birds! Mine is HERE.Thanks! Happy SWF!
Sea, sand and a beautiful sky with lots of birds make a lovely picture! Happy Sky Watch Friday!
it is worth it that you have posted a marvelous photo. as it is really lovely to see it with the sky…check out mine here:HERE
great photos and that is a lot of birds
Mikk: What a great flock of birds for your SWF.
Beautiful capture. Love the birds.
You get some great visitors up there Mick. Nice to see them. We'll get a few down here too, later. When I look at them I'm always amazed at how they got this far.Gouldiae
Birds and a big sky always make a glorious landscape! Lovely pics!
beautiful shot:) Alaska or Australia - it is the same sky and it just is wonderful:)Petunia's SWF post
Same here Gouldiae.
Thanks to all the above for your comments. I'll visit as many of you as I can later on today.
Hi MickI am impressed that you predicted the arrival of the migrants, and then they turned up.CheersDenis
Wow! Nice shots!Skywatch Friday: Universal Sky
I am so glad that i enlarged the photos to see these great birds as i have never seen or heard of them. Amazing
Thanks again to all for visiting and commenting. Hi Dennis. It's not my skill but rather careful records kept over a number of years by other shorebird enthusiasts and then cumulative records shared.
Inspired by this and your previous post on migrant waders, I trotted off down to a suitable habitat ... and saw nuttin'. (Well, apart from the usual suspect.) So I'll watch them through your posts. I get a better view that way!
Oh dear! Sorry for the lack of waders down your way Snail. I am not even sure when they turn up down there and it is certainly early days up here. Although there was a sizable flock of godwits that I photographed in the last post - in excess of 500 birds by actual count.
Good stuff! I haven't found any big wader roosts in my area yet. There must be some somewhere, That's one thing Scotland had no shortage of.
Gosh Mick - we got really excited at seeing four Bar-tailed Godwits at a Wetland Reserve near us recently. Let alone a whole flock - WOW
I am always amazed at the distance these birds fly. We have the Canadian geese coming through Salem (Oregon) each year. I love taking their photos, especially time when they have their little babies. Nice photos, thanks for the posting.
Hi Mosura, it will be interesting to hear what waders you find down your way later in the season. Hi Tricia, I had to get my book out to see where the range of Bar-tailed Godwits was. I hadn't even realized you saw them in Britain. The books say it is a different sub-species - lapponica - and we see baueri. So thank you I have learned something new.Hi Columbo, nice to have you comment. Do you see Marbled Godwit where you live or close by? I was lucky enough to see them during the fall migration out on the coast of Washington State a few years ago when I was visiting there.
this is a lovely shot - well captured.