Tuolumne County, California, US
Multiple Spotted Sandpipers living in and around a waste water treatment plant. There is a high likelihood that they nest in the grassy gravel lot nearby.
Adult and two chicks observed.
(Maybe more adorable than puppies!)
En la orilla de la playa.
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius syn. Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18–20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with breeders of the other species and hybridize.