Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

A mud flat is created when the SC Department of Natural Resources lets the water out of a section of the old rice fields at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area. The little shore “peeps” of all varieties gather for feeding.

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

The Least Sandpiper is one of the smallest of the little “peeps” that wade through the mud, foraging for food.

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper with Reflection

It’s fascinating to see the flocks take off in one motion and fly as a group to a new location.

Flock of Shore Birds
Flock of Shore Birds

6 thoughts on “Least Sandpiper”

  1. Marvelous reflection shot Ellen! I was watching and photographing some of these yesterday on a grassy mudflat at my local refuge. They are so small and blend in so well, you didn’t even know they were there unless you had binoculars or a long lens.

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