Tuesday, January 02, 2007

And then there was one...

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Tom Prestby took advantage of the great lighting today and got some excellent shots of a Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) at Sheboygan. Of 5 birds previously reported, this appears to be the last one remaining. It's unknown what happened to the others - they may have become falcon food, or perhaps they moved further south. There was a Purple Sandpiper reported at Racine a few days ago, but somehow I doubt it was a member of the Sheboygan flock. Tom uses a Swarovski 80HD spotting scope and a Nikon Coolpix 4500. Great shot, Tom!

Link: Tom Prestby's digiscoping Gallery

Purple Sandpiper image © 2007 Tom Prestby

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