I've seen a few solitary sandpipers since I saw my first the other week. I only see one at any site though which leads to the obvious question - is that the origin of the name?
I'd just waded through that puddle when he flew in and landed behind me. i find the very methodical deliberate way in which waders wade fascinating. I took about 6 more shots in the time it decided where to put that right leg but none were quite as nice as this initial moment of indecision.