Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

ML23988281


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Andrew Keaveney
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eBird Checklist S15276755
Sandspit--Croustcheff Point
Skeena-Queen Charlotte, British Columbia, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 53.227, -131.7922 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Juv. Lots of photos. A medium-small Calidrid. Black legs. The scaly appearance of the wings is what mostly caught my eye. Bill black, rather long, slender near tip and slightly drooping. Photo posted to B.C. Rare Bird Alert website. Found at low tide. Completely alone with no other shorebirds for a hundred meters. Bill tucked into mantle most of the time and bird only moved head out to see me when I got too close (which finally clinched the I.D.). White rump apparent from behind. Bird left resting, never flushed. No one here to twitch it though! An apparent Curlew Sandpiper was reported by Peter Hamel and Margot Hearne about 2 weeks ago at the north end of the islands. Apparently only 10 previous records for B.C. and NONE SINCE 1993 according to R. Cannings.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/8000 sec
ISO
1250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
7,263KB
Dimensions
5184 x 3456

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