Field Frame Friday: Who’s this chick??

A Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) chick shows off its shiny new leg band, which contains a unique ID number used by researchers to identify this individual. This chick will continue growing throughout the summer, migrate south for the winter, and perhaps return to its birthplace in the Mono Basin to breed next summer.

[Photo and caption by Jessica Schaefer]

[Edited by Maggie Creamer]

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