Another Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

in Massachusetts

South Beach, Chatham, Massachusetts: 2 September 2012

The following two images are of a faded adult Little Stint present on South Beach, Chatham, MA on 2 September 2012. I initially assumed this to be the same bird that was present in late July (see images below), despite it not having been reported for over a month. However, it seems much more heavily spotted on the breast than the July bird, and the bill of this bird appears stouter than the July bird. The worn, mostly brown coverts don't match either, further indication that this is a different individual - remarkable as that seems!

I was sitting in the sand photographing a few peep, when I spotted this bird about 100 feet away heading in my direction. It eventually approached to within 6 feet of me!  All images were taken with a Canon 7D and Canon 300mm lens and are copyright 2012 Blair Nikula.

Blair Nikula

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A Little Stint (Calidris minuta)

in Massachusetts

South Beach, Chatham, Massachusetts: 21-22 July, 2012

The following images are of an adult Little Stint present on South Beach, Chatham, MA on 21 (the last three images) and 22 (the first two) July 2012. The bird was still quite colorful, though a bit worn.  All images were taken with a Canon 7D and Canon 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender (and are heavily cropped).

Blair Nikula