May 04, 2015

Solitary sandpiper.

Harry, a friend of ours gave us an ID tip for this bird. He said it had a spangled back.
It is a quick and effective way of identifying this bird.

Tringa solitaria

The Solitary Sandpiper is commonly seen in migration along the banks of ponds and creeks. While not truly solitary, it does not migrate in large flocks the way other shorebirds do.

The Solitary Sandpiper lays its eggs in the tree nests of several different song birds, particularly those of the American Robin, Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Jay, and Cedar Waxwing.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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