Baird's Sandpipers at Reesor Pond in Markham near Toronto, Ontario

Scroll down for three photos on 26 July 2005

Above: Adult showing mixture of worn dark-centered alternate feathers mixed with new basic scapular/mantle feathers. Frayed wing coverts retained basic plumage. Note long primary extension beyond longest tertial and folded wings extending well past tail tip on 26 July 2005.


Above: Note white throat and weak Pectoral-like bib on 26 July 2005.


Above: Adult birds in early stages of prebasic body molt on 26 July 2005. Flight feathers molted later on wintering grounds.