Lunchtime Photo

This bird puttering around our lake looking for bugs is a least sandpiper. Personally, I think that’s a pretty demeaning name for the poor thing, and I wish the ornithological community would show a little more respect to the least among us. Besides, what if we discover an even smaller sandpiper? What are we going to call it?

UPDATE: I was misinformed. This is a spotted sandpiper.

March 12, 2018 — Irvine, California