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red knot

Calidris canutus


Smallest bird in photo - next to willet and marbled godwit for comparison - slightly marked feathers on wings and back, whitish belly with heavy spotting. Does not bob tail when moving.


Mission bay park on sand berm that protects beach from increasing high tides

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KarenSaxton 9 months ago

I saw a flock of leasts elsewhere(will eventually post pics) and was taken by both how small they were and how bright their feathers were).

Brian38 9 months ago

The yellowish legs and size of the bird have me leaning towards a Least Sandpiper.

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San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 32.78, Long: -117.25

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Jan 7, 2019

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