Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria. Wild Bird Company Bird Walk, Bird of the Day 04.21.18

Bird of the Day: Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria

Wild Bird Company Saturday Morning Bird Walk at 63rd St. Pond–Resource Center, Boulder Creek–75th St. and Baseline Reservoir, Boulder, US-CO, April 21, 2018. We Are Wild About Birds!

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April 21, 2018. Snowing. 28°F. 2-4 mph. 4 participants.
It was sloppy out this morning. It was snowing a bit too hard to find many little birds. However, the needed moisture will make it better for the birds later this spring and summer.

Bird of the Day – Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria – Boulder, CO
At first glance, a solitary sandpiper looks a like a lesser yellowlegs, except it doesn’t have as long a bill or legs. Look for the white eye ring and in its alternate (breeding) plumage, its back is rather dark with a checkerboard of white spots. The one we watched along Boulder Creek actually flew towards us to help me get some kind of photo in the less than ideal photographic conditions.

Solitary Sandpiper ©Steve Frye
Solitary Sandpiper by Steve Frye

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