You know the fall migration has begun when you see a Wandering Tattler.

Jan McCormick spotted a Wandering Tattler wading through the surf.

Wandering Tattler by Jan McCormick

Their breeding grounds are far to our north, in the mountains of Alaska and north-western Canada. They over winter on the west coast of California, Baja and all the way down to South America.

They come by their name "Tattler" because they give a warning call when disturbed, warning other birds too. To hear their calls, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wandering_Tattler/sounds

Thanks to Jan for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

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