Friday, May 31, 2013
Fri-D: Semipalmated Sandpiper
Evidence of the fact that we pay far too little attention to common species, I realized last week when I wrote the blog post about Western Sandpiper that I have few good photos of the most common sandpiper on the eastern flyway, that being Semipalmated Sandpiper. Last weekend I set out to correct that. And by the way, paid a price, since the kayak route I picked had been altered by Hurricane Sandy, and I wound up paddling until past suppertime around a much enlarged island and over new shallows of unconsolidated sediment, which, as I learned, did not support the weight of a human trying to drag his kayak!
Semipalmated Sandpiper. Know this bird well, as it is a reference point for the other peep.
Posted by Don Freiday at 12:00 PM