All because of an e-bird alert via e-mail, was I able to track down this Pectoral Sandpiper, get a gorgeous photo and add another check on my birding life list. A fellow local birder posted on e-bird that he had spotted six Pectoral Sandpipers at Robert H Long Park in Commerce Twp., Michigan. I happen to live within 15 minutes of this park, so I grabbed my gear and headed over to find this group of sandpipers wading on the mudflats on Berry Lake.
I found another species of Sandpiper on the mudflats along with many Ring-billed gulls, Mute Swans and Killdeer. I need to get a confirmation of that ID. I have a feeling it is a Least Sandpiper.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Pectoral Sandpiper - E-Bird Alert!