Saturday, May 14, 2016

ORCHARD ORIOLE: 05/13/2016






SOLITARY SANDPIPERS: 05/13/2016

Flickr Link: Solitary Sandpiper 05/13/2016-08:24 Long Run Park, KY

Flickr Link: Solitary Sandpiper 05/13/2016-08:26 Long Run Park, KY

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Flicker Link: Solitary Sandpipers (Pair) 05/13/2016-08:28 Long Run Park, KY

I can only suspect these two sandpipers are a pair engaged in morning preening, for the most part. Near the end of the video, the behavior of the sandpiper on the left suggests, to me, that it is a male. In comparison, the behavior of the sandpiper on the right, suggests, to me, that it is a female.

"The Solitary Sandpiper is commonly seen in migration along the banks of ponds and creeks. While not truly solitary, it does not migrate in large flocks the way other shorebirds do." https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Solitary_Sandpiper/lifehistory