Dunlins are one of the most common sandpiper like birds found in the Carolina estuaries. These small birds with longish, drooping bills scurry about on mud flats and through oyster beds looking for a quick meal at low tide. They are one of the more approachable birds found along the coast, especially when that approach is from the water via a kayak or canoe. Here’s a few photos from a recent early morning paddle.

A Dunlin looks for a meal in an oyster bed at low tide.

A Dunlin along the North Carolina coast.

A Dunlin searches for breakfast along the Outer Banks.

A Dunlin probing the water for a tastey tid-bit.

This entry was posted in Avian Photography, Natural History in the Carolinas, Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , .

One Comment

  1. Sylvia November 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Thanks for all of your work on this web page. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *