I spotted two sandpipers on the Elbow River this week. Both were solitary but only one was a Solitary Sandpiper. And only one had spots, but it wasn’t a Spotted Sandpiper! This Spotted Sandpiper was my first Calgary shorebird sighting. It turns out juvenile Spotted Sandpipers don’t have any spots, nor do the non-breeding adults. […]
Two weeks ago I saw my first Killdeer at the Vanier Park pond and this week I saw my first Spotted Sandpiper at Trout Lake. A single white stripe on each mostly beige wing appeared when the bird flew to the other side of the beach. Very cute.