It’s September and if we’re going to see a solitary sandpaper, or any shorebirds here at the Museum, there’s a good chance it’s going to be in September. And so it was on 8 September. It was closing time and I was making the rounds. I spotted a small white object perched on a rock in the Wetlands. It had to be a shorebird, either spotted or solitary sandpiper.
I took out my camera, had a look through the viewfinder and zoomed in. Sure enough, a solitary sandpiper was before me. The bird was too far out to get a good shot, but for the record, here’s a quick pic.
Here’s a better shot from a bird that stopped in four years ago.
And that, is the shorebird update for this week!