Photographer's Note

I have seen these birds a number of times over the years, but never really knew much, other than I supsected that they were some sort of Sandpiper. I did a little research and this is what I found….

This bird is a Whimbrel, a type of Curlew, and is found along both coasts, as well as in the interior regions. It is numerous because of its wary behavior and the remoteness of its nesting grounds in the Arctic tundra. Like many other birds that breed on the tundra, those in the East fly offshore over the Atlantic during their autumn migration to South America, returning in spring mainly along an interior route.

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Additional Photos by Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 78 N: 414] (2301)
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