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 ).