Solitary Sandpiper in Tulare County
On Sunday, February 15, I found a Solitary Sandpiper in Tulare County east
of the town of Woodlake. The bird was feeding in a small muddy area with
standing water on the north side of Avenue 340 approximately 0.2 miles east
of Road 222 (Avenue 340 was not marked - I found the name on Yahoo Maps). I
had nice looks at the bird as it fed near the road. The bird appeared to be
in winter plumage.
In my experience further north in California, this is quite an early date
for this species. Would someone please reply on how expected it is for this
species to be in this part of the state this early in the year?
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