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.

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North Monomoy Island, Chatham, Massachusetts - 14 August 2003

Digiscoping details same as above. All photos copyright 2003 Blair Nikula.

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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.

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Also an image of the Curlew Sandpiper present on South Beach the same night:

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