SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER (Calidris pusilla)

The birds seen below looked mostly like semi-palmated sandpipers, but because there are other sandpipers that are similar, this identification is not totally certain, due to the difficulty in obtaining a better focus. Sandpipers walk fast along the shores near the receding waves, in search of invertebrates left behind by those waves. They are common and often associated with other shore birds such as semi-palmated plovers for example.

Sandpiper searching for food at the edge of Long Island Sound - Stratford, CT
Sandpiper searching for food at the edge of Long Island Sound – Stratford, CT

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