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

The only known wild nest to hatch in 2011. Newly hatched Spoon-billed Sandpiper chick and incubating male. 4 eggs hatch over a 24-36 hour period. Once they hatch the female migrates south leaving the chicks with the male. Once the chicks are mature enough, the male leaves them too. They instinctually find their way south. Chukotka, Russia. July.
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The only known wild nest to hatch in 2011. Newly hatched Spoon-billed Sandpiper chick and incubating male. 4 eggs hatch over a 24-36 hour period. Once they hatch the female migrates south leaving the chicks with the male. Once the chicks are mature enough, the male leaves them too. They instinctually find their way south. Chukotka, Russia. July.

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Keywords:
Chukotka
Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Meinypilgyno
Menypilgyno
Russia
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
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breeding
brooding
chick
male
nest
shorebird
wader