Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus

f10 @ 1/250s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 300mm


"Stilt Sandpiper," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) or Micropalama himantopus, is a small shorebird; it bears some resemblance to the smaller calidrid sandpipers or "stints".Breeding adults are distinctive, heavily barred beneath, and with reddish patches above and below the supercilium. The back is brown with darker feather centres. Winter plumage is basically gray above and white below.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/30/2011