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Spotted Sandpipers lose their breeding plumage by July or August. He could be a juvenile. Juvenile plumage lasts from June-October, but he doesn't look like a juvenile to me; they have barring on their back.
That's what I thought, but it's summer. He would have a breeding plumage in the summer.
Spotted on Jul 19, 2012 Submitted on Jul 20, 2012