|Pectoral Sandpiper © Joseph DiCostanzo|
After work, Dale Dancis came up in the late afternoon and around sunset I joined her for another look. At first we couldn't even find any Semipalmated Sandpipers, but then spotted a few clustered close to the shore as the in-coming tide reduced the available mudflats. We only saw about eight individuals when suddenly a much larger group took over from some hidden spot along the edge of the rocks. I spotted the Pectoral in among them, but unfortunately in the failing light Dale didn't get on it before the birds disappeared around the bend to the east. Perhaps it will still be around tomorrow.