Red-necked STalts (Calidris ruficollis)
on Cape Cod, Massachusetts - 2003
South Beach, Chatham, Massachusetts - 8 July 2003
The following images were digiscoped with a Nikon Coolpix 995 camera through a Leica Televid scope w/20-60X eyepiece (at about 25X). The original images have been cropped, digitally sharpened somewhat, and the contrast increased a bit. All images copyright Blair Nikula.
North Monomoy Island, Chatham, Massachusetts - 14 August 2003
Digiscoping details same as above. All photos copyright 2003 Blair Nikula.
Additional photos of presumably the same bird taken on South Beach, Chatham, Massachusetts - 18 August 2003. This bird shows some gray coloration in the middle scapulars that is not evident on the 14 August photos, apparently the result of having lost a couple of feathers, revealing the grayish bases of adjacent feathers (thanks to David Sibley for pointing this out). All images copyright 2003 Blair Nikula.
Also an image of the Curlew Sandpiper present on South Beach the same night: