[Tweeters] Little Stint / Billy Frank Jr National Wildlife Refuge

dan&erika danerika at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 18:57:17 PDT 2022

Hi Tweets--

First let me apologize for the delay in my posting this record. Yesterday,
25 April 2022, I photographed a bird at the Billy Frank Jr National
Wildlife Refuge. It was on the south side of the very beginning of the
estuary boardwalk. Two birds are in the image, one clearly a Least
Sandpiper. It slowly occurred to me that the other, brighter bird is a
Little Stint. I shared the photo with Dennis Paulson, who concurs with my

Two photos are included in the following eBird checklist:

Note apparent black legs, white-tipped wing coverts, and rusty breast, and
note the black streaks against a pale chestnut wash on the sides of the
breast and the chestnut color of the tertials.

A refuge volunteer informed us that the shorebirds had been absent on
Saturday the 24th, but that a large fallout of shorebirds occurred on
Saturday night. I took the photos in eBird only because the birds presented
a pretty composition.


Dan or Erika Tallman
Olympia, Washington
danerika at gmail.com

".... the best shod travel with wet feet...Beware of all enterprises that
require new clothes ....”—H. D. Thoreau
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