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Pectoral Sandpiper

The Pectoral Sandpiper is uncommon along the CT coast, but just about every October, a few of them will stop in at Sherwood during migration, often in the large grassy circle to your left as you drive in. I spent about an hour photographing this one probing the earth and coming up with Japanese Beetle grubs. Finally the bird came up with a worm, just what I was waiting for. I fired off about 6 quick shots and this was the best of them.
October 2006