Gotta Run!

Just about 2 miles west of our back yard, and right across the street from my office, is a suburban wetlands. During the course of the year, you can observe many varieties of birds and other wild life in the area. Yesterday was a beautify Autumn day so after dinner Jody and I went there to see what we could see.

We saw lots of Ducks, Grebes and a Heron but this Sandpiper caught my eye. It was late in the day and the sun was getting low. Most of the birds were just sitting, grooming or slowly paddling around, basically winding down for the day. But this bird acted like he had just consumed a triple espresso, which is not out of the question since there is a Starbucks just around the corner. He was dashing here and there stabbing at the water obviously in a feeding frenzy.

Based on this picture and several others I took, we identified this guy as a Greater Yellowlegs Sandpiper. He’s not a native of the area but just visiting during his migration. So it’s no wonder he was in such a hurry to eat and run.

Cheers – DJD

Rain for the week: 0.0 in. Year to date: 53.5 in.

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