Least Sandpiper juve 9/5/17

As its name implies, the Least is the smallest of the sandpipers. This one is hunkering down while a peregrine passes overhead, chasing a small flock of shorebirds it had flushed on the other side of the point. Adult Least Sandpipers are duller, the bright rusty reddish tones in the wings and back, along with the white edged scapular feathers are what distinguish this one as a juvenile. Leasts are quite common,


  1. Barbara Chouinard said,

    September 7, 2017 @ 8:26 am

    Good to see that you are posting again!
    Your photos and description of the bird of the day are very useful
    Thank you

  2. admin said,

    September 7, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

    Thanks! Not sure how steady I’ll be, but it is shorebird season!

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