The migration of shorebirds is underway. We have seen the killdeer pass through, however, the killdeer also breeds here. Not so, the Baird’s Sandpiper. It breeds in the high arctic and winters in South America. Baird’s visit to the Lake is brief.
A Baird’s Sandpiper flies to the shore of Kootenay Lake during its migration south.
Its first act was to bathe and preen.
Then it is time to eat. It seems to have found a yummy dragonfly nymph.