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Up With Uplands

by Bryan on April 26th, 2012

Rollin Tebbetts strikes again. A skilled wildlife photographer, Rollin caught these Upland Sandpipers making more Upland Sandpipers at Bradley International Airport (in Windsor Locks, CT) on April 19. This is a shorebird of grasslands rather than shorelines.¬†Once abundant, the Upland Sandpiper (fondly called “Pinhead” for its odd proportions) has been declining at an alarming rate. Blame that on historic hunting pressure and, more recently, conversion of native grasslands to croplands in North and South America.

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