This was a medium-large peep, foraging on the shoreline of the peninsula below Windy Point Park. Substantially larger than nearby Least Sandpipers, horizontal posture, wings extending well beyond tail, blackish bill and legs, crisp fresh white fringes to all of the coverts, scapulars, and tertials with some buff edging on upper scapulars, buffy breast with fine dark streaking, buffy face. In the absence of any size scale in this image, the scaly upperparts and blackish legs separate this bird easily from Least Sandpiper.
Image was digiscoped freehand with iPhone and Nikon 20X scope from about 20 yds.
~5cm total length. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Scott Nelson @ BugGuide.
Anacamptis × menosii (C.Bernard & G.Fabre) H.Kretzschmar, Eccarius & H.Dietr.
It is in fact: Hybrid Formula: A. coriophora × A. papilionacea.
Accepted synonim. × Anteriomeulenia menosii (C.Bernard & G.Fabre) P.Delforge, Naturalistes Belges 90: 31 (2009).
Observed in south France,near Saint-Georges-de- Luzencon
31 T 498669.89 m E 4880511.44 m N (please hide exact coordinates)