Date: 9/2/17 3:26 pm From: Kathy Rawdon <rawdonk...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] followup to mystery sandpiper found by Friday morning birding group a week ago
What was a mystery were the black legs on this very small sandpiper. Many field marks could be a least sandpiper but nothing explained the black legs. It was in the water bathing and splashing and still the legs were black at close range. There was nothing light about the legs. The photos forwarded to ebird left them with the impression it was a least sandpiper with Mud on the legs to explain the black. Our group will leave it as a mystery sandpiper.