Now that landbird migration is largely done here in the northeastern United States we birders have to have something on which to focus our attention. Shorebirds and seabirds will serve nicely for a couple of weeks until we hit the summer birding doldrums when birders consider things like butterflies and dragonflies, as heretical as that may sound.

It is in the spirit of the season then, that I share with you these shots of Least Sandpipers Calidris minutilla. These birds were foraging the shoreline at Big Egg Marsh in Queens, probably hoping for some Horseshoe Crab eggs. Whatever they were doing they were very cooperative for me and my digiscoping rig.


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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.