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Sanderling Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Who among us isn't charmed by the sight of a group of sanderlings along a beach, scampering back and forth en masse whenever a wave comes crashing on the shoreline? We don't get to see that behavior much in South Dakota, as Sanderlings are pretty uncommon migrants here. When I do see them, it's typically a very small group. My favorite Sanderling photo does capture some of the vibe of a Sanderling though, with one here on the shores of Lake Whitewood in South Dakota, acting all casual while a wave is about to hit. From May of 2020.

Sanderling - Calidris alba

Sanderling 1 - Calidris alba Sanderling 2 - Calidris alba Sanderling 3 - Calidris alba Sanderling 4 - Calidris alba

Sanderling 1

May 18th, 2011

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Sanderling 2

May 18th, 2011

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Sanderling 3

May 18th, 2011

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Sanderling 4

May 18th, 2011

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Sanderling 5 - Calidris alba Sanderling 6 - Calidris alba Sanderling 7 - Calidris alba Sanderling 8 - Calidris alba

Sanderling 5

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 6

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 7

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 8

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 9 - Calidris alba Sanderling 10 - Calidris alba Sanderling 11 - Calidris alba Sanderling 12 - Calidris alba

Sanderling 9

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 10

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 11

February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Sanderling 12

December 9th, 2011

Sutro Baths Area, San Francisco, California

Sanderling 13 - Calidris alba Sanderling 14 - Calidris alba Sanderling 15 - Calidris alba Sanderling 16 - Calidris alba

Sanderling 13

December 9th, 2011

Sutro Baths Area, San Francisco, California

Sanderling 14

December 9th, 2011

Sutro Baths Area, San Francisco, California

Sanderling 15

April 12th, 2012

Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island

Sanderling 16

May 13th, 2010

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Sanderling 17 - Calidris alba Sanderling 18 - Calidris alba Sanderling 19 - Calidris alba  

Sanderling 17

May 18th, 2020

Lake Whitewood, South Dakota

Sanderling 18

May 18th, 2020

Lake Whitewood, South Dakota

Sanderling 19

May 18th, 2020

Lake Whitewood, South Dakota

 

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