Saturday, September 6, 2014

World Shorebirds Day

I am posting this photo of a Spotted Sandpiper in recognition of World Shorebirds Day, the 6th of September. Cornell Lab of Ornithology posted this morning on Facebook about World Shorebirds Day featuring a Spotted Sandpiper as their bird of the week, which jogged my mind about this Spotted Sandpiper that I photographed yesterday on Beaver Creek at Ona Beach.  It’s a juvenile, so that’s why it’s still missing its familiar spotted breast. The Cornell post pointed out that the Spotted Sandpiper is the most widespread sandpiper in North America.  It breeds as far north as Alaska, and winters as far south as South America.  We are fortunate in Oregon to be at the cross over point and are able to see them year around.

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