While photographing a flock of Killdeer bathing in the shallow water along the lake shore I happened to notice a much smaller bird feeding nearby. Before I could swing to camera the mystery bird flushed along with the killdeer. Watching the flock land a couple of hundred yards away I approached them again with the boat and this time everything went my way allowing me to move into about 50 feet.
I am familiar with the spotted sandpipers and solitary sandpipers but am unsure as to the identification of this particular bird. It appeared to be alone and spent the morning hanging out with the killdeer. I would estimate the bird to be about 6" long.
In trying to identify my mystery bird the closest match I have came up with is the Semipalmated Sandpiper. If any of you can give a positive identification I will certainly appreciate it.