Well, what is odd about this picture? It was taken in Paramus, New Jersey, at Van Saun Park earlier today.

Spotted Sandpiper Actitus macularia

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Hopefully by now you have realized what is going on with the picture at the top of the post but, if not, I am sure someone will illuminate you in the comments.

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.