Photo Study: Stilt Sandpiper @ Conejohela Flats

Alex Lamoreauxphoto study, Photography3 Comments

Recently I posted about a morning I spent birding at Conejohela Flats in Lancaster County, which mentioned that I saw and photographed an adult Stilt Sandpiper. That morning I was incredibly lucky because the bird actually flew over and landed where I was already set up and taking pictures of some Black Terns. Lighting conditions were really in my favor and I was able to take a ton of photos of the sandpiper as it foraged and preened itself. Below are some of my favorite shots. Of all the shorebirds I have seen, Stilt Sandpipers are certainly one of my favorites.

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Stilt Sandpiper – Adult at Conejohela Flats, PA (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

  • Very nice! As classy as a black and white movie

  • Maria Firpi

    Very descriptive series.

  • These are great! It is definitely molting a lot and is halfway between striking breeding plumage and drabber non-breeding. I like how shorebirds have such strikingly different feathers like this because it makes it really easy to tell which feathers are which when they are migrating through.