Aug 082016
 

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) (5)
– Reported Aug 07, 2016 07:21 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Otonabee Gravel Pit, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 1 Photo
– Comments: “Think the Juveniles have started to show up.”

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1)
– Reported Aug 07, 2016 07:21 by Iain Rayner
– Ptbo – Otonabee Gravel Pit, Peterborough, Ontario
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– Media: 2 Photos
– Comments: “Juvi(although crisp white edging to feathers doesn’t show up in pics), hanging out with 2 LESA. Blackish legs, thick beak, greyer overall(not a rich brown) with more obvious supercilium and just a small about of buff around breast.”

Iain also observed Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs at the same location/same day.

Least Sandpiper - Wikimedia

Least Sandpiper – Wikimedia

Semipalmated Sandpipers - Drew Monkman

Semipalmated Sandpipers – Drew Monkman

Jun 252016
 

I recently photographed this Spotted Sandpiper feeding along the southern shore of Wolf Island Provincial Park by Black Duck Bay on Lower Buckhorn Lake.

Robin Blake

Spotted Sandpiper 1 - Lower Buckhorn L. - June 2016 -  Robin Blake

Spotted Sandpiper – Lower Buckhorn Lake – June 2016 – Robin Blake

Spotted Sandpiper with dragonfly nymph in beak - Lower Buckhorn Lake - June  2016 -  Robin Blake

Spotted Sandpiper with dragonfly nymph in beak – Lower Buckhorn Lake – June 2016 – Robin Blake