Frenchman's Bay, Pickering - Page 2

Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher (front right) and juvenile Stilt Sandpiper at Frenchman's Bay in Pickering on 4 September 2010

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In just two days the water level in Lake Ontario dropped considerably, exposing fresh mudflats for shorebirds to feed on. 4 September.

Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher on 4 September 2010

Bright juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper on 4 September 2010

Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper with thin bib streaking and dull plumage, shows the range of individual variation compared to the bright juvenile in previous photo. 4 September 2010.


Worn and faded adult Pectoral Sandpiper on 4 September 2010
Grey morph Juvenile Baird's Sandpiper on 2 September 2010
Juvenile Baird's Sandpiper spreading its wing on 4 September 2010.

Link to more shorebirds on Frenchman's Bay Page 1


Link to article about shorebird breeding success in 2010


Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper left with juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs on 4 September 2010