I stopped by Odiorne Point after work today, hoping for some of the shorebirds that Steve Mirick reported yesterday. Got a few too -- mostly peeps and Semipalmated Plovers. Several birds in particular stood out from the pack:
2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 1 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper that seemed to have a nasty injury on its left shoulder or the left side of its neck -- the feathers were all churned up and I could see a hint of red underneath.
And 1 bird that I'm not sure of. It had a drooped bill like a Dunlin, but it seemed larger than a Dunlin and the wrong color - more a flat gray than the scaly medium-dark gray I associate with Dunlin. In hindsight, I'm wondering if it was a Curlew Sandpiper.