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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, RICHMOND GREEN PARK, RICHMOND HILL, ONz

   The first two photos show a Spotted Sandpiper in breeding plumage.  In the second photo the sandpiper is about to take off in flight.  In both photos you can see the bold dark spots underneath of the breeding plumage.  The last two photos show a Spotted Sandpiper in nonbreeding plumage.  August is generally when the Spotted Sandpiper molts from breeding (summer) to nonbreeding plumage (winter).