Looking For and Finding Sandpipers: August 2021

The last time I was at Col Sam Smith Park I searched the entire coast for sandpipers. No luck!

Better luck today as I found several individuals of two species.

The well-named Spotted Sandpiper:

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpipers nest in our area although the Spotties I saw today may be migrants from farther north.

Solitary Sandpipers nest in the far north and are heading south now.

Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Other birds:

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Baltimore Oriole (juvenile)
Warbling Vireo
Mute Swans
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

MYSTERY BIRD

These birds pass through here near the end of the month of May. Whimbrels.

NATURE POETRY

There’s music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears;
The earth is but the music of the spheres. – Lord Byron

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Looking For and Finding Sandpipers: August 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Got it! I had a bit of trouble getting the name exactly “right”, but I got it right enough, and I knew what they were. Beautiful pictures, as always. Thanks, Miles!

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