Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Spotted Sandpiper

Because of its gray crown and forehead, brown breast, and complete lack of spots, this Spotted Sandpiper is probably a young bird. We found several of these sandpipers at Lake Sylvia State Park in Grays Harbor County on 6 August 2019. This gorgeous park contains a long, narrow lake surrounded by rainforest. Spotted Sandpipers are easily identified by their stiff, jerky wingbeats and their habit of bobbing their backends up and down as they feed. This species breeds across most of thge United States and Canada, and winter south to southern South America.

1 comment:

  1. Your bird 'finds' continue to please your followers.
    Keep up the splendid works. Maybe someday I can bird
    in your environs with you again.