Cape Cod Little Stint

Little StintAugust 14: ┬áToday we finally add the first new species in over a year – a Little Stint that was first astutely discovered on August 9 on the mudflats at Monomoy NWR in Chatham, Massachusetts, and a successful reward for today’s six-hour round trip from Westbrook, CT to Cape Cod. This small Eurasian sandpiper occurs only rarely in North America and accordingly has already attracted many out of state visitors hoping for a view. It is keeping company with a mixed flock of Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, but with a spotting scope is not too difficult to pick out owing to the combination of its crisp dark golden-orange plumage, black legs, and slightly smaller size.

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