This shorebird was photographed early morning of May 9, 2009 along the shores of a small lake in the Buckskin Hills Wildlife area of northeastern Nebraska. The Solitary Sandpiper looks very similar to Lesser Yellowlegs and the Spotted Sandpiper. Additional information, including a sound file can be found here


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  • carpenter777
    carpenter777about 5 years ago


  • Thank you…

    – Dawne Olson

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot my friend !!!!

  • Thanks! He did not seemed to be the slightest bit intimidated by my presence :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 5 years ago

    Stunning!!!! I know how hard it is to capture these standing still! Fabulous work Dawne!

  • Thank you Robin.. he was warming himself I think ? (chilly morning for May!!) I wouldn’t have wanted to be chased out of a spot in the sun either!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiabout 5 years ago

    Sandpipers are so cool and fun to watch! Fabulous capture Dawne :)

  • Thanks Donna.. they are interesting aren’t they? Unique behaviour.

    – Dawne Olson

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot

  • Thank you for your visit !

    – Dawne Olson

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 5 years ago

    I just love birds Nice one !!

  • Thank you Karen! (Love the avatar you’ve chosen!)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Oh I really like this little standing at attention surveying his domain! Woinderful shot!

  • Thanks Joanne… he seemed pretty confident in his surroundings :0)

    – Dawne Olson

  • Shell59
    Shell59about 5 years ago

    Very Nice capture.. Impressive shot!

  • I was very very close.. he didn’t seem to mind. Very fun time photographing him!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Leslie Wood
    Leslie Woodabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!! I love these beach birds!

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Beautiful!

  • Thank you! I didn’t see that!

    – Dawne Olson

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