He pulled something out of the mud! Lunch!
Besides the sandpiper, I also saw the following:
There's food in Mother Nature's pantry!
I often find an interesting phenomenon and that is a very "birdy" tree. This birch tree was the birdy tree today. It contained a Northern Flicker, Eastern Bluebirds (at least 4), a Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a House Finch. What is it that brings them all to a single location? Oh, how I'd like to know their secrets!
Northern Flicker and Eastern Bluebird
Bee Fly (Villa hypomelas)
Eastern Tailed Blue
Milkweed Pod going to seed
Large Milkweed Bugs and Nymphs