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Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Tringa solitaria

Widespread on small freshwater mudflats and at edges of brushy ponds or ditches. Usually solitary. Picks delicately for prey. The Solitary Sandpiper lays its eggs in the tree nests of several different song birds, particularly those of the American Robin, Rusty Blackbird, Eastern Kingbird, Gray Jay, and Cedar Waxwing.