Red-necked Stint - Wakarusa Waste Water Ponds, Wakarusa, Indiana - May 23, 2007

Wakarusa strikes again! The day after a Curlew Sandpiper was discovered, many birders arrived hoping to relocate it. While unsuccessfully searching for the curlew, birders discovered a much rarer bird - Indiana's first Red-necked Stint - a classic example of the "Patagonia picnic table effect!" This amazing bird was my second lifer in two days, and my third vagrant Asian shorebird at Wakarusa WWTF (I also saw the second state record Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at this site on Sep. 5, 2003).

These photos were taken with a Nikon Digital Camera.

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Red-necked Stint Photo 1

Red-necked Stint Photo 2

Red-necked Stint Photo 3

Red-necked Stint Photo 4