|The Marsh Sandpiper is NOT a local sighting, but it was found
earlier this week in the city of Dixon in Solano County, earlier
this week in the city of Dixon in Solano County, California.
This species has previously been reported only once in the
United States (outside of Alaska) and once in Mexico.
It's a member of the Tringa genus, so closely related to Greater
and Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, and Solitary Sandpiper.
Thanks to Joseph Morlan for permission to use his photo of
this bird. It was taken on April 11.
For more details about this bird and also about the species in
general, refer to this excellent page on Joe's website.