Least Sandpiper at Big Egg Marsh
Now that landbird migration is largely done here in the northeastern United States we birders have to have something on which to focus our attention. Shorebirds and seabirds will serve nicely for a couple of weeks until we hit the summer birding doldrums when birders consider things like butterflies and dragonflies, as heretical as that may sound.
It is in the spirit of the season then, that I share with you these shots of Least Sandpipers Calidris minutilla. These birds were foraging the shoreline at Big Egg Marsh in Queens, probably hoping for some Horseshoe Crab eggs. Whatever they were doing they were very cooperative for me and my digiscoping rig.
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