Common birds of Snohomish County

March 27, 2012
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Spotted sandpiper
Habitat: Ponds and streams; especially rocky shores
Size: Length 7.5 inches; wingspan 15 inches
Fact: In the spotted sandpiper, the gender roles are reversed from most species. The female defends a territory and the male cares for the eggs and young.

(Fish and Wildlife Service)

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