Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pectoral Sandpiper

This Pectoral Sandpiper has been feeding in a freshly turned field on the outskirts of Quilty Village for the past few days.  I managed to get as close as six feet to it as it probed in the soil for worms.  This bird will build up its fat reserves and head off to Africa.  It is one of thousands of North American waders that have been blown across the Atlantic of course as it tries migrates to the Great Amazon River in South America for the winter.

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