Baird’s Sandpiper at Orlando Wetlands Park, 9/25/2017



Two days ago, one of my friends found a Baird’s Sandpiper at Orlando Wetlands Park, and several of us saw it yesterday (and it’s still being seen today). I drove out to it during my lunch break and came back to the office all excited.

Of course, my friends at work thought I was nerding out over a bird that “looks just like any other sandpiper.” The bird was on Wetlands Blvd between Limpkin and Bobcat Rds.

It was very kind to us because it was hanging out with both a Pectoral Sandpiper and a Least Sandpiper, so we could compare sizes. It’s a beautiful bird.

Baird’s Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper

There were only a few other shorebirds there: about 12 Least Sandpipers, 1 Pectoral, 1 Semipalmated, 4 Limpkin and 6 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Baird’s Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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