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Stilt Sandpiper
The curved bill helps identify this species. This individual appears to be molting into breeding plumage. I suspect it is an immature bird (first alternate plumage) with fresh solid gray basic-like scapulars overlying more typical black centered breeding feathers. The barring on the underparts is weak and the chestnut ear patch barely evident. This is a long-distance migrant wintering mostly in South America and breeding in the high Arctic, but this species also winters locally in freshwater habitats in Texas.
Location
Anahuac NWR, Anahuac, Texas, USA
Date taken
20 April 2021
Scientific name
Calidris himantopus
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Another superb picture this one Joe. I think we only get these here as rarities.

Many thanks for showing him to us lad.
 

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Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
188
Comment count
3

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/640 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
StiltSandpiperIMG_6929.jpg
File size
263 KB
Date taken
Tue, 20 April 2021 10:39 AM
Dimensions
800px x 760px

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