Another from our Cape Cod trip in May - the Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia). Length 7.5ins Wingspan 15ins Weight 1.4oz. Fairly uncommon, frequenting ponds and streams. Usually solitary. Constantly raises and lowers rear body, rather like a wagtail and its crouching appearance accentuated by its relatively short legs and neck. Relatively dark and unpatterned above, with a dark patch on the side of the breast.
Thank you all for your C&Cs on yesterday's Hover Fly - very much appreciated as ever