A stop this morning at Veterans Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee provided some nice views of 2 Pectoral Sandpipers. These birds were in a wet grassy area in the park. They rested some and fed too. I did not hang around long as probably have come along way so far in their migration south and needed to take a break and do some feeding. I hot humid morning, with full sun, low winds. Thanks to Mike W for the text on these birds when I was on my way into town this morning. Images were taken on September 4, 2018.
Binomial name: Calidris melanotos
Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Size: 8.75” long, 18” wing span
Weight: 2.6 Oz.
Note: Some breed in the boggy tundra of northeast Asia, and some in a range from Alaska to central Canada.