The Spotted Sandpiper again but, this time in breeding colors, see the spots? Also in breeding colors they can loose some of the yellow tone to their legs going more peachy. These are really neat birds. I would love to see them in breeding behaviors. The females use polyandry, breeding with multiple males for multiple clutches of eggs. This works because the female controls the breeding territory while the male incubates the eggs and then cares for the young. .
These are birds that are experiencing declines in their population. They use wetlands for habitat and that is a portion of land that is often lost to development. They also suffer from water that is polluted from run off. .