Recorded in Wise County, Texas, in August 2000

FIELD IDENTIFICATION: A common spring and fall migrant, the Upland Sandpiper is often found in plowed fields, and open grassy fields.  It has a thin neck and small head, with a short bill.  Its neck and breast are slightly marked, and in flight is has a pale trailing edge of the inner wing.  Just after landing it often keeps its wings raised for just a moment.

Sketched in pencil by Claire Curry (Summer 2000)