2. Spoon-billed Sandpiper-Vyn-110603-4057.tif
This is the first known Spoon-billed Sandpiper to arrive on the breeding grounds, June 3, 2011. I filmed him in a cold pelting rain as he alternated between roosting and actively foraging along the edge of a small tundra pond. Early in the season Spoon-billed Sandpipers forage along the edges of water bodies and snowfields for invertebrates. Chukotka, Russia. June.