#270 Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

While walking around Lisbon Portugal spotted my first Common Sandpiper.  Very similar to a Spotted Sandpiper in their winter plumage, but assume this is a Common Sandpiper.  Also spotted a few Ruddy Turnstones along with a Lesser Black-backed Gull swooping in to a flock of pigeons and taking out the smallest one.

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BLL #268 Hooded Merganser

Stopped by the Milwaukee County Grounds on my way to work for a walk and ended up seeing my first Hooded Merganser.  There were four of them in the retention pond near Potter’s Field.