This week’s photo, taken April 29, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a DUNLIN, one of many shorebirds migrating north this time of year.
This DUNLIN has dressed up for the long journey to its breeding grounds. It’s decked out in its finest plumage: black belly and reddish-brown back and crown.
Perhaps you notice something else about this bird’s appearance. Well, if you were a sandpiper and spending much of your time on a beach probing for morsels, you’d probably also collect a few grains of sand on your bill.
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