Spotted Sandpiper at water's edge
Spotted sandpipers typically are first seen in my area near the end of April and this year was no exception. This small shorebird is easily identified by its spotted underside, its near constant bobbing, and its stuttering flight of rapid wingbeats interspersed by short glides.
Spotted sandpipers forage along the shoreline and over the years I have noticed that early in the morning they frequent the earth and rock dam of the local lake. Insects perched on the rocks are easy picking for the sandpipers.
And even crevasses are not safe spots to hide from these fast moving sharp eyes little birds.