Leucistic Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Most dunlins have black bellies and black legs, but this one is leucistic, which means it's feathers have reduced pigmentation. Yep, its feathers look bleached.
Dunlin: medium-sized sandpiper
Leucism is different from albinism, which affects all of a bird's colours, including its eyes making them pink or red. This Dunlin has brown eyes and orange feet and bill.
Hunting for yummy treats
Most Dunlins that fly through Ontario are still up north on the western shores of Hudson's Bay. This brave soul is spending time alone on Lake Ontario.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE