Sandpipers on River Bank

These very well camouflaged caught my eye as I watched a group of swallows soaring around over the surface of the river.  The swallows build their mud nests under the concrete bridge at the north end of this area.  These little birds came down to the water – there appeared to be two of them – and it was quite a trick to find them again, they were so well camouflaged.  I managed to get a snap but it’s not entirely clear to me what they are.  My best guess is a spotted sandpiper ( Actitis macularius; see the photos at Cornell ).

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I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.

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