Dunlin + Harris’s Sparrow

With another Sharp-tailed Sandpiper being spotted at Reifel a couple of days ago, that was today’s destination. A break in the weather made for a nice afternoon walk. There was no sign of it on checking the southwest field where it had been sighted. From there I checked the west field, also with negative results.

Dunlin
Dunlin

The west field did, however, have lots of Dunlin and dowitchers.

Dunlin
Dunlin

I focussed in on this one Dunlin,

Dunlin
Dunlin

… while it rested and then preened itself.

Dunlin
Dunlin

While not what I was initially after, the Dunlin did provide some good photo opportunities.

A Northern Goshawk was apparently seen this morning, but I did not see it in my travels this afternoon.

Harris's Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow

The Harris’s Sparrow was still present today in the same area along the north dyke trial. A great afternoon to be out and about before the expected rain tomorrow.

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