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Solitary Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Some bird species aren't well named. Ring-necked Duck comes to mind!! Some are very appropriately named, and Solitary Sandpiper is one of those. Migrants through South Dakota, they are indeed quite solitary, as a typical sighting is a lone bird. They're not a super common sight during migration, and coupled with their solitary nature, perhaps that's why I don't have a huge variety of photos of the species. My favorite photo below is from Lake Thompson in the spring of 2009.

Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 1 - Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper 2 - Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper 3 - Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper 4 - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 1

August 17th, 2004

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 2

August 17th, 2004

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 3

July 20th, 2008

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 4

May 2nd, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 5 - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 6 - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 7 - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 8 - Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper 5

May 2nd, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 6

May 2nd, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 7

May 2nd, 2009

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 8

May 12th, 2015

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Solitary Sandpiper 9 - Tringa solitaria      

Solitary Sandpiper 9

May 12th, 2015

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

     

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