Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

I enjoyed watching a Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Fernhill Wetlands this afternoon. While most Sharp-tailed Sandpipers migrate from Siberia to Australia via the coast of Asia, a few young birds work their way down the west coast of North America before crossing the Pacific. The pattern on this species is quite stunning, at least by shorebird standards.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in rarities and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

  1. Michele says:

    That is a pretty little guy. I like the chestnut color. Is it considered “rare?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s