Stopping at McKinley Beach today also gave nice views of another species of shorebird, the Dunlin. The Dunlin hung out with the Ruddy Turnstone and the Semipalmated Sandpipers while feeding along the beach on the algae mat. All the birds gave nice views on this cloudy day with mild temps and light winds. Light rain started and I left the area. Images were taken on May 23, 2017.
Binomial name: Calidris alpina
Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Size: 8.5” long, 17” wing span
Weight: 2.1 oz