Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), juvenile, Abbott's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California - 27 September 2012. Part of a WFO field trip.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), juvenile, Lake Merced, concrete bridge at sunset, San Francisco, California - 18 September 2015. First reported here by Alan Hopkins on 16 September.
First image, bird on left.
The Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a small, migratory wader that breeds in North America and Asia, wintering in South America and Oceania. It eats small invertebrates. Its nest, a hole scraped in the ground and with a thick lining, is deep enough to protect its four eggs from the cool breezes of its breeding grounds. The pectoral sandpiper is 21 cm long, with a wingspan of 46 cm.