I took the Least Sandpiper images last month on the same day that I photographed the more rare Pectoral Sandpiper and just hadn’t processed these files. The only time I see Least Sandpipers here in Utah is when they are migrating through the Great Basin hub of the Pacific Flyway. They stop on route to their wintering grounds to fuel up for the rest of their journey.
Least Sandpipers are the smallest shorebird in the world. They are tiny but tough. This one was doing a very nice stretch on a pile of mud next to the marsh. I would have loved better light and I would have loved getting down on the ground to get a very low angle shot but getting out of the vehicle would have scared this little beauty away.
Life is good.