Sandpiper - help needed
Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:38 PM
My apologies for the lousy photos but it was the best I could do under the circumstances...
(All photos are of the same bird)
This one's pretty bad but it does show a little more head & face detail...
Any help is appreciated.
Edit: Think I have the pics figured out now
Posted 09 September 2012 - 05:15 PM
The reason your photos didn't show up is because your first img tags were upper case and your second img tags were lower case. Both need to be lower case.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:59 PM
Do they look like these I videoed in NW Arkansas? I was told they were Juvenile Spotted Sandpipers in a different thread.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:19 AM
I'll be researching Spotted Sandpipers and perhaps be better prepared next time I see them. (It would help if they were a tad more cooperative.)
Dustie - I love your videos. My eyes are bad enough that I wasn't able to get any clearer image of the bird as my camera did. I know 'my' sandpiper lacked the bright patterned plumage of the ones in the video which is probably a seasonal thing as others pointed out. 'My' bird didn't exhibit any bobbing motions like the birds in the video, just walked in looping circles and figure-eights keeping its body relatively steady.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:36 AM
I've seen these sandpipers before, and they all do the bobbing thing with their tail ends, just like the Louisanna Water Thrush that also lives along the shores of the lakes here in Beautiful Bella Vista, AR. Not sure why they do it, maybe something to do with the waves of the water and trying to blend in??
Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:07 PM
I agree with Spotted Sandpiper, but in basic (nonbreeding) plumage. In breeding plumage they spots on the back.
All mine have spots on the breast during summer
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