Good morning, Solitary Sandpiper. Still out at the pond.
First spotted and photographed yesterday afternoon: Sandpiper on our pond “beach”
Just passing through, it appears.
It was not easily spooked. The dog and I were pretty close to it.
This bird is not just alone, it’s Solitary.
I think it’s a Solitary Sandpiper.
Our pond is so low now due to drought that it has a new “beach” along the edge. And now it has a sandpiper too!
Cornell Lab of Ornithology on the Solitary Sandpiper…
Breeds in taiga, nesting in trees in deserted songbird nests. In migration and winter found along freshwater ponds, stream edges, temporary pools, flooded ditches and fields, more commonly in wooded regions, less frequently on mudflats and open marshes.
Backyard bird #56!
Tiny little sandpiper spotted splashing in a puddle in the parking lot of Little Jack’s seafood restaurant, Hampton Beach, this morning.
Extremely adorable shorebird.
Since it is so tiny and has yellow-green legs, I think it is a Least Sandpiper.
Least Sandpipers are the smallest of the small sandpipers known as “peeps”—not much bigger than a sparrow. They have distinctive yellow-green legs and a high-pitched creep call.
This little bird is just passing through. It’s migration time.
Eastern populations probably fly nonstop over the ocean from the Gulf of St. Lawrence and New England to wintering grounds in northeastern South America, a distance of about 1,800 to 2,500 miles.
That is mind-boggling.