Solitary Sandpiper at Rush delta, Jaeger and Sabine's continue

Observers: Justin Hite
Email: justinhiteatgmaildotcom
Date: 09/16/2008
Time: 02:00 PM -0400

A single Solitary Sandpiper circled the Rush Delta at 7:30 this morning, calling repeatedly. Tringa shape and flight style (graceful and bouncy), short legs, short bill, and that unique upper tail with white rump bisected by a dark line and several lateral lines. It never settled down to land, flying upstream and out of sight instead. The adult Parasitic Jaeger was still around and still giving the California Gulls a taste of pelagic terror. And the immature Sabine's Gull was also still there.