Album Pictures

Below are thumbnails comprising one of the many photo albums illustrating our blog, Musings From Paradise. Click on an image for a full-sized copy. More Albums

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Shorebirds

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  • Black Oystercatcher (© Nick Viani) Lone Ranch Wayside, Brookings, OR
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  • Black Turnstone (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse. Note: interesting dark coloration on the back of the wings isn't apparent when perched (more brownish)
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  • Black Turnstone (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse. Note: dark, pointy bills distinguish Turnstones from Surfbird (mostly yellow bills).
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  • Black Turnstone (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse
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  • 2 Black Turnstones (no yellow on pointy beak) among Surfbirds (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse
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  • Wandering Tattler (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse
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  • Surfbirds (© Nick Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse
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  • Black Turnstones and Black Turnstones on the rocks (© Sooney Viani) Bandon Jetty near the lighthouse
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  • Sea Lions and Black Turnstones (© Nick Viani) Cape Arago State Park
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  • Spotted Sandpiper (© Nick Viani) In the vicinity of Bunker Hill CG, Lemolo Lake, Douglas County, OR
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  • Killdeer (© Nick Viani) Shasta Valley Nature Preserve
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  • Great Blue Heron and Greater Yellowlegs take-off series (© Nick Viani) Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, FL
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  • Greater Yellowleg (© Nick Viani) Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, FL
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  • American Pipit (© Nick Viani) Merced National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Least Sandpiper with characteristic yellow legs (© Nick Viani) Merced National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Spotted Sandpiper (© Nick Viani) Lemolo Lake, Douglas County, OR
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  • Western Sandpiper (© Nick Viani) Crescent City, CA
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  • Whimbrel (© Nick Viani) Crescent City, CA
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  • Red-necked Phalarope - Zumwalt Nature Preserve, Enterprise, OR
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  • Spotted Sandpiper - Wallowa River, Joseph, OR
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  • Red-necked Phalarope, Kirtland Pond, Medford
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  • Wandering Tattler - Bandon Jetty
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  • Least Sandpiper - Bandon Jetty
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  • Killdeer (presumed male & female) (Hyatt Lake, OR)
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  • Spotted Sandpiper (Washington DC)
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  • Greater Yellowlegs: Shoalwater Bay from Eagle Ridge County Park
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  • Killdeer (on nest)
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  • Wilson's Snipe
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  • Wandering Tattler
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  • Willet perched atop high-desert sage
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  • Sandpipers in flight
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  • Long-billed Curlew
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  • Marbled Godwit & Sandpipers
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  • Marbled Godwit
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  • Willet (breeding adult)
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  • Black Turnstone
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  • Wandering Tattler
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  • Willet
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  • Least Sandpipers in flight
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  • Least Sandpiper
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  • Black Turnstone
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  • Willet
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  • Short-billed Dowitcher
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  • Killdeer
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  • Yellowlegs
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  • Willet
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  • Ruddy Turnstone
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  • Wilson's Snipe - Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
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  • Kildeer - Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR