This image is already almost a week old but posting about the foxes and the owl put some of the other birds I saw lately a little bit on the back-burner.
The Spotted Sandpiper is not an uncommon bird but for me it was another first sighting here at the Mississippi. At least I have never identified one before. It moved fast along the river shore in constant search for insects, worms, or even little fish. I admit, it isn't a tack-sharp photo but foreground and background are ok. Usually the shore is a cluttered mess of stones, drift wood, and sometimes even garbage but when the sandpiper started walking on this log in the water I thought I have my chance to make a good click.