Baird's Sandpiper

Calidris bairdii

ML331622551



eBird Checklist S86633074
M Street Marsh/Emerald Downs
King, Washington, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 47.3284, -122.2432 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

First noted very long wingtips (past tail) giving the bird an overall long appearance while bird was sleeping. Was separate from foraging leasts but when a couple walked past it was obviously larger. Dark legs, dark spots on back with light edging, buffy breast and tones throughout body, light supercilium. Managed one horrendous digi-scoped photo in bad light while bird was preening (with LESA on left) with bird quartered toward me making the wing length somewhat difficult to see. While moving to a better location to photograph bird, a peregrine came through and made a few passes scattering all the shorebirds. Made an effort to find individual again but failed.

Background Species

Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla

Technical Information

Original file size
377KB
Dimensions
1624 x 1242

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