Solitary Sandpipers

August 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I found two Solitary Sandpipers this morning. One was tame as they usually are and the other one was skittish. This uncommon bird is an annual regular to the shores of the Chebucto Peninsula. They are similar to the Lesser Yellowlegs but look for the prominent white eye rings and white spectacles. They also have a speckled back which is very distinctive even at a distance. The front on view shows the distinctive "V" of the spectacle frames. Solitary  Sandpiper 6Solitary Sandpiper 6 Solitary  Sandpiper 7Solitary Sandpiper 7 Solitary  Sandpiper 8Solitary Sandpiper 8 Solitary  Sandpiper 9Solitary Sandpiper 9

Note the distinctive white "V" on the face. Solitary  Sandpiper 10Solitary Sandpiper 10 Solitary Sandpiper 1Solitary Sandpiper 1 Solitary Sandpiper 2Solitary Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper 3Solitary Sandpiper 3 Solitary Sandpiper 4Solitary Sandpiper 4 Solitary Sandpiper 5Solitary Sandpiper 5


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