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White-rumped Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: One of the many species of small sandpipers that migrate through the state, their overall plumage doesn't distinguish clearly from some other species, but when they take flight the white rump is a giveaway. Unfortunately I don't have any good flight shots showing that identifying feature! I do like this photo though, for the soft, muted lighting, and the nice pose. This is a breeding plumage bird from May 2014, in Minnehaha County. They have a kiss of richer-colored feathering at this time of year, and as with all plumages, you can see the little orangish spot at the base of the bill that's another identifying feature of White-rumped Sandpipers.

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper 1

May 20th, 2005

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 2

May 20th, 2005

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 3

May 10th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 4

May 10th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper 5

May 10th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 6

May 10th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 7

May 10th, 2011
Near Worthing, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 8

May 26th, 2014

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper 9

May 26th, 2014

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

White-rumped Sandpiper 10

May 26th, 2014

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the White-rumped Sandpiper.


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