Friday, May 6, 2011

Spotted Sandpipers

Last night we noticed someone birding down at the pond around dusk.  When she walked up past our motor home I stepped out to talk with her and discovered she is a fellow eBird member, Gail Andrews.  She was quite happy to report that she had seen a Spotted Sandpiper.  I was surprised because I had only been seeing Killdeer.  So, this afternoon I went down and made a concentrated effort and low and behold I saw four Spotted Sandpipers fly in at once. These are tiny birds and I took this photo so I could get a better look and didn’t realize until I had downloaded to the computer that I had actually gotten two birds in this picture.  One of my field guides says that they are seen singularly, so I am feeling very fortunate to have seen four at the same time.