Stilt Sandpiper on Nest
Calidris himantopus

f4 @ 1/640s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 300mm


"Stilt Sandpiper," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus).The Stilt Sandpiper breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America. It is a long-distance migrant, wintering mainly in northern South America. It occurs as a rare vagrant in western Europe, Japan and northern Australia. This species nests on the ground, laying three or four eggs. The male has a display flight. Outside the breeding season, this bird is normally found on inland waters, rather than open coasts.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/01/2011