Sandpiper on the Beach

Sandpiper on the Beach

Photo by Sandra

When I was a child my family called these birds Sandpipers.  I have a book on shore birds of North Carolina but I can’t find it tonight. If I could find it I might be able to say what kind of sandpiper he or she  is.  If anyone knows, let me know.

~ by Sandra Lynn Gray on September 30, 2007.

2 Responses to “Sandpiper on the Beach”

  1. It looks like a Baird’s Sandpiper to me… Have you had anyone else identify it (or found other identification online)?

  2. That’s a Willet, a common large sandpiper on our beaches. When they fly, the drab gray is suddenly punctuated with bold blask and white stripes in the wings. And they have a loud, energetic call, too.

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