Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) - 07Sep2014 and 01Sep2016

Birds that are only found in North Carolina during migration are good birds.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  The Buff-breasted Sandpiper has the added bonus that it mostly migrates down the center of the country and we only see a small fraction come through NC and in fact the Cornell website does not show migration through NC at all.  So if a Buff-breasted is sighted, I am on it.

This particular bird was actually not a chased bird.  We found it blindly at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal in Carteret County and it was practically tame.  Its too bad that I only had my old crusher at that point.  With my new camera, this bird would have been immortalized.

Update 01Sep2016 - Check out these more recent pics from Fort Fisher Spit.

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