Red-necked Stints in a feeding frenzy

The end of the year is the migratory season LINK and Lena Chow is busy documenting the arrival of the shorebirds.

The above video shows a small flock of another winter visitor, the Red-necked Stints (Calidris ruficollis) in a feeding frenzy. These migrants, arriving as early as July, feed in mudflats, sandy shores and shallow freshwater ponds. They constantly probe or jabs into the substratum to look for invertebrates like worms, crustaceans and insect larvae.

Lena Chow
November 2012


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