Two shorebirds


Killdeers, I am used to seeing, as they migrate to this region earlier that other shorebirds. But now I was expecting to see the Spotted Sandpiper. But, no, there was a Solitary Sandpiper, probably on its way north. It spent a long time feeding near the shore.

A Solitary Sandpiper feeds in the shallows. (It has a leaf temporarily caught on its foot.)

But, we did see a Killdeer — indeed there were two of them mating. She has lifted her tail and he has lowered his to allow their cloaca to make contact. Photo by Cynthia Fraser.


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  1. Paul P. says:

    Love those shorebirds.

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