Tuesday Teaser: 082311 Herb Houghton took this sandpiper photo on Saturday, during Kevin Karlson Day. What kind is it? (Thanks, Herb!)
I’m guessing it’s a teenage spotted sandpiper.
I’m hoping that Lloyd Spitalnik will agree with me.
You’ve spotted an unspotted spotted sandpiper.
It wasn’t exactly “common” last Saturday but there were more than one.
They breed down on Meadowlands Commission property, which is why we see so many young Spotted Sandpipers in the area. That’s my theory anyway. 😉