You Can Take the Pec Out of the Tundra…

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper

But you can’t take the tundra out of the Pec.

Pectoral Sandpipers
FIGHT!!

On the first day of August I found myself sitting next to one of the larger field puddles in the RMBS area watching the groups of migrating Pectoral Sandpipers.  These guys were probably less than a week or two outside of their nesting grounds on the arctic tundra and their hormones were still raging.  I was pretty surprised by their level of territoriality on their migratory route.  Maybe this is how they behave year-round, but I have not been able to confirm this in any source I can find.

The Chase is On
The Chase is On!!
The Chase Continues
The Chase Continues!!
Pectoral Pounce!!
Pectoral Pounce!!
A Peck of Pecs
A Peck of Pecs
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