Saturday, August 16, 2008

Spotted Sandpiper



We weren't sure who this was. Maybe a type of sandpiper, plover or sanderling. It stands on logs or the side of the lake and flies close to the water.

Thanks to tib78 for the comment! It's a Spotted Sandpiper. The lack of spots is what was throwing us. But I see in the field guide now that the juveniles lack the breast spots and have a darker bill.

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Anonymous tib78 said...

Hi,
it's a spotted sandpiper (actitis macularia)

August 26, 2008 at 4:41 PM  

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