This is, I think, a Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) which appeared only once bathing and foraging on the edge of a large pond at the end of our friends' garden in Cape Cod. Uncommon but widespread on small freshwater mudflats and at edges of brushy ponds or ditches, where few other shorebirds occur. Usually solitary, picking delicately for prey. A small bird, resembling a miniature yellowlegs, but darker above with all-dark underwing and dark center of rump and tail.
L=8.5" ws=22" wt=1.8oz (50g)
SettingsL F/5.6 1/1600sec -1EV ISO200 AV@700mm tripod Taken from about 75 yds away from above.
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