Spot On


This week’s photo, taken May 6, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a SPOTTED SANDPIPER in breeding plumage.

When you observe a SPOTTED SANDPIPER in winter plumage, you may question how the heck this bird got its name, since at that time of year its belly is plain white and absent of spots. But view the same bird in spring, and you’ll see that its name is spot on.

About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Spot On

  1. Chris says:

    I have never seen a Spotted Sandpiper with spots, only in winter where I live.

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