Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

This is the first known Spoon-billed Sandpiper to arrive on the breeding grounds, June 3, 2011. I filmed him in a cold pelting rain as he alternated between roosting and actively foraging along the edge of a small tundra pond. Early in the season Spoon-billed Sandpipers forage along the edges of water bodies and snowfields for invertebrates. Chukotka, Russia. June.
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This is the first known Spoon-billed Sandpiper to arrive on the breeding grounds, June 3, 2011. I filmed him in a cold pelting rain as he alternated between roosting and actively foraging along the edge of a small tundra pond. Early in the season Spoon-billed Sandpipers forage along the edges of water bodies and snowfields for invertebrates. Chukotka, Russia. June.

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Keywords:
Camouflage
Chukotka
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Meinypilgyno
Menypilgyno
Russia
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
bird
breeding
endangered species
male
pond
rain
shorebird
tundra
wader
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