solitary sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 7 inches
Fairly small, long-legged shorebird
Bold white eye ring
Dark tail has black bars on the white outer tail feathers
Juvenile similar to basic-plumaged adult
Usually solitary, often bobs tail
Head, neck, and chest streaked with dark brown and white
Dark brown back and upperwings with small white spots
Whitish supraloral stripe, dark lores
Smooth gray-brown head and neck fading to white belly
Gray-brown back speckled with white
Yellowlegs are similar but have yellow (not green) legs and white rumps,
visible in flight. Spotted sandpiper has a white wing stripe visible in flight
and a dark back without white spots. Two European species, the green
sandpiper and the wood sandpiper are easily separated by tail pattern,
underwing color and head pattern.
Migration Status: N/A
Breeding Habitat: N/A
Nest Location: N/A
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 4
Length of Incubation: 23-24? days
Days to Fledge: ?
Number of Broods: ?
Diet: Almost exclusively aquatic invertebrates.
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August R
Fall: September, October, November Acc
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley