Redknots (Adult Summer Phase) migrate up to 9000 miles for arctic breeding and southern wintering. Redknots passing through Florida are thought to breed in the Arctic in Northern Alaska or Siberia and winter in South America. It was my good fortune to see this one alone on the beach, passing through at Fort DeSoto in St. Petersburg, Florida. Nikon D700/Nikkor 500 mm plus 2X Nikkor Converter. ISO 640/ 1/800 th second/ F-8.
The Birds, June 13, 2013