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 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.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
These birds pass through here near the end of the month of May. Whimbrels.
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