September light amazes me every year....it seems to bring with it a type of quiet as if the world has entered macro dimensions. My yard is my own universe filled with a soft quiet and white light which is is entered and departed easily enough by the myriad of birds that breakfast, lunch and dine at my feeder.
I live a three minute walk from the shoreline which is fed by many strands of Bowker Creek. I have only seen these Sandpipers early in the morning or late in the afternoon generally where the creek hits the shore or in some of the little discreet alcoves and pools carved out of the natural rock. I don't believe they live here all year long - probably some breed here in the Spring and Summer but perhaps other typesWinter here. Not being an expert, but merely someone who delights in birds, I think this variety is named Common Speckled.