Friday, September 7

Friday Bird Blogging: The Least Sandpiper

The smallest shorebird in the world (usually under 6 inches long), the Least Sandpiper is a very small bird, most easily recognizable by its greenish-yellow legs. It's the only shorebird in its size class in the US with such markings, making it an easy spot for people new to birding.

In this particular case, the bird let us get very close to it as we walked a path on the Nelson Island part of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Other pictures of the same bird can be found at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a great shot Julie. It's real hard to get that close to plovers!

- Brattlerouser