sunset hike at USACE Overlook at Joe Pool Lake. maybe a sandpiper. If flew low over the water as if skimming for bugs and then landed on a nearby rock.
1 seen below dam.
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.