Spotted Sandpiper in the Humber River: May 6, 2022

If you are walking near water and hear whistling like that of someone calling their dog “wheet, wheet, wheet”, you know that a Spotted Sandpiper is near. Unlike most sandpipers, which are birds of passage, the “spotty” breeds throughout Ontario.

We heard and saw some today at Lambton Woods.

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

Other birds:

Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
American Robin
American Robin on nest
American Robin on nest
Common Mergansers
Red-winged Blackbird (juvenile male)
Blue Jays
Black-capped Chickadee
Canada Geese with one on nest
Wood Duck (male)
Mourning Dove
Song Sparrow
Wood Duck (male)
American Black Duck (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Song Sparrow
Blue-headed Vireo
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)

Other life:

Red Squirrel

Today’s group:


wonderful video………

 Just 14 Wolves…Nature is awesome …


New flowery scents strewed everywhere,
New sunshine poured in largesse fair,
“We shall be happy now,” we say.
A voice just trembles through the air,
And whispers, “May.”                                  – Sarah C. Woolsey (1835–1905)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Spotted Sandpiper in the Humber River: May 6, 2022

  1. rosemarie fischer

    Thank You for posting this wonderful video, I found it very meaningful,especially knowing that a number of people are not “fond” of wolves. Hopefully this will give these animals a bit more popularity.

    Rosemarie Fischer


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