Sanderlng, a early migrant I found at Lake Meredith, CO
I found this early Sanderling at Lake Meredith earlier this week when I birded the lower Arkansas Valley on an unusually cool day (high of 82 instead of more normal 102). This bird is transitioning from alternative (breeding) to basic (winter) plumage.
It looks very different from what we usually see as it is still mostly in breeding plumage. SeEtta