*New – added Pectoral Sandpiper to the Photo Gallery on November 5, 2014

A few days ago, fellow birders Mike Sanders and Amin Khalifa joined me for a visit to the Oso Reservoir. Much to our surprise, not 1 but 2 Pectoral Sandpipers flew in to the shoreline along with a cluster of Least Sandpipers. They were immediately distinguishable not only by their size but by the distinct streaking from their throat to the upper chest area as well as the most ostensible whitish eyebrow (supercillium).

Here’s a direct link to the Pectoral Sandpiper photo gallery with a few images below of today’s outing.

A checklist of all birds accounted for can be found here on eBird.

A Pectoral Sandpiper at the Oso Reservoir
A Pectoral Sandpiper at the Oso Reservoir

 

Mike Sanders and Amin Khalfia look for the elusive Rock Wren.  5 Rock Wrens were seen during this outing
Mike Sanders and Amin Khalfia look for the elusive Rock Wren. 5 Rock Wrens were seen during this outing

 

Facing east at Oso Reservoir
Facing east at Oso Reservoir
Facing east at Oso Reservoir
Facing east at Oso Reservoir
Mike Sanders and Amin Khalifa in search of shore birds
Mike Sanders and Amin Khalifa in search of shore birds
Two Pectoral Sandpipers had just flown in with a small group of Least Sandpipers
Two Pectoral Sandpipers had just flown in with a small group of Least Sandpipers

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