Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

ML168197441


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Joshua Covill
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eBird Checklist S58176126
Glacier NP—Inside Road-SOSA spot
Flathead, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 48.5977, -114.0269 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

One bird calling CONSTANTLY from the tops of the burned-out trees lining the marsh. It seemed pretty agitated that I was there and it would fly around at eye level and call when I got near it in a specific corner of the marsh. I walked the margins of the marsh all over but the bird only staked out a “territory” in the area nearest to the road and the parking spot (west-most area). A 2nd bird flew out from the burned saplings on the SE end of the marsh, about 30 yards uphill. It circled high and I lost it; don’t know where it disappeared to. I walked over to the area it flew out of but no sign of nest or young birds. I didn’t see any young or any nests. Frankly, there didn’t seem to be any suitable nesting trees near the marsh! It’s all burned Lodgepole saplings. Maybe there was a nest nearby where the one bird seemed to hold a solid territory or maybe it’s just defending a space hoping for a mate and there isn’t a nest. I’ll go back later this week to look again for nesting evidence.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
688KB
Dimensions
1920 x 1280

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