Friday, July 22, 2016

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) - 21May2016

These pictures are from that magical day where a bunch of usually pretty skittish shore birds decided to have a pool party after a rain on the OBX.  This particular ephemeral pool was at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.  The birds were feeding voraciously only meters from my vehicle.  Geri-birding at it's finest.  These Stilt Sandpipers were also in their breeding plumage finery which made it extra special. Sibley's describes them as looking like Yellow-legs but feeding like Dowitchers with the up and down sewing machine action.

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