There is a spot at Ball’s Falls where Spotted Sandpiper and Killdeer seem very used to people and allow a close approach.
Adult Spotted Sandpipers have big black spots on the breast during breeding season.
The ones that I saw on this day are juveniles. All spotted sandpipers “teeter’ as they walk which helps other family members find them against a background of moving water.
Killdeer are named after their loud “kill – deer” calls.
Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in insect identification.
Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What would life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes. – Guy Clark (1941–2016)