Pectoral Sandpiper - Adult Non-Breeding-1

Adult in non-breeding plumage, March 2012, Grayson Co.

This shorebird is larger than the Caladris “peeps”. Field marks include bi-colored bill (orange/yellow at the base, darker at the tip), well defined patterning/streaking down the throat and upper breast with an abrupt termination to the white belly, and yellow legs.