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Least Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Least Sandpipers are a pretty common migrant, and I have quite a few photos, but I don't have "the" photo in my own mind. Either it's not great lighting, a bad angle, or some other issue. The one below is probably my favorite, as you get a good profile and a view of those yellow legs that are such an ID key for these guys. From May 2013 in Lake County, South Dakota.

Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 1 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 2 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 3 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 4 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 1

May 14th, 2004

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 2

May 14th, 2004

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 3

May 14th, 2004

Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 4

September 4th, 2004

Near Worthing, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 5 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 6 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 7 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 8 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 5

August 30th, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 6

August 30th, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 7

May 9th, 2011

Near Worthing, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 8

May 9th, 2011

Near Worthing, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 9 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 10 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 11 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 12 - Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper 9

May 9th, 2011

Near Worthing, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 10

May 17th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 11

May 17th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 12

May 17th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 13 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 14 - Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper 15 - Calidris minutilla  

Least Sandpiper 13

May 4th, 2015
Lake Lakota, Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 14

May 4th, 2015
Lake Lakota, Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Least Sandpiper 15

May 4th, 2015
Lake Lakota, Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota
 

Click here for the species description page for the Least Sandpiper.


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