tringa (a white-rumped water bird) solitaria (solitary)
Sunday, September 2, 1979 — 10:00 am
Oneida County, Wisconsin — Rainbow Flowage
We went over to the flowage after breakfast to beach-comb and bird. The water level was low, and a lot of sand and mudflats were exposed back in the bays. Larry and Cindy walked ahead and were out of sight when Sally and I saw the Solitary Sandpipers.
The birds were foraging in a loose flock on mud flats and in shallow water in a small bay. Occasionally, one would make a short flight to another spot.