Thursday, 26 May 2011

Waders from Mallorca

Greenshanks and Spotted Redshanks were frequently feeding in front of the hides at S'albufera in Mallorca. They weren't in abundance though with only several about. Annoyingly the two species didn't seem to get on and would chase each other from their favoured feeding spots. Typically this would happen just as they were coming into photographic range, so a bit of patience was needed for these shots. Especially the Spotted Redshanks that seldom put their heads at the desired angle, getting some light in the eye was a bit of a struggle. We did however strike lucky with a very close Greenshank, at a roadside location from the car, hence the headshot.

Greenshank
Spotted Redshank

3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

exceptional photos.

Cristina said...

Queste foto sono speciali e bellissime! Complimenti per la tua bravura! Ciao Cri : )

Steve Round. said...

Thank you.

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