White-rumped Sandpiper, Penfield Reef

I was able to get out for a short while today while studying for final exams and was rewarded with a nice White-rumped Sandpiper foraging with 13 Semipalmated Sandpipers. The bird was easily told apart from the adjacent Semis by slightly larger size, long primary projection and extensive streaking on breast. I was even able to glimpse the bird flying multiple times where the white rump was clearly visible.

White-rumped Sandpiper (taken with a cell phone camera)

Another great bird for the big year!


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2 Responses to White-rumped Sandpiper, Penfield Reef

  1. Nice. It looks like the Fairfield big year is really running strong!

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