White-rumped Sandpiper, Marin County California

White-rumped Sandpiper
Marin County California
31 May & 1 June 2003

Cindy & I found this sandpiper in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore along the edge of the McClure (historic "I") Ranch stock pond. This is the first ranch north of Abbott's Lagoon. The pond is on the west side of Pierce Pt. Road just north of the ranch driveway.

This Microsoft video was taken mid-afternoon of the last day of May. The bird is backlit and there were extensive heat waves interfering. The flight shot is repeated in slow motion. File size 1.7MB

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