Still true to its name!
Brown back, white chest with black spots, white belly. There is a white spur going up in front of the shoulder. Walked with an unusual gait, constantly bobbing its hind end up and down.
Port Penn Wetlands Trail, DE August 9, 2014
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.