Here is a small shorebird that that I take great pleasure in photographing. With a bit of patience and respect, the Least Sandpiper adapts quite well to our presence . Maybe even a little too well. This Least sandpiper spend most of it’s time in close proximity, making it impossible to photograph with my telephoto lenses.
The Least Sandpiper may prove a little difficult to photograph as it is constantly on the move in search of food. Investing a little time observing the Least Sandpiper through your lens will get you accustomed quickly to it’s movements, allowing you to keep great memories of such a privileged encounter.
This seems to be a good year for shorebirds along the St Lawrence River. Large numbers and a good variety of shorebirds have been reported. With a little luck, we should be spoiled by their presence in the Montreal area for the fall migration.