National Geographic : 1946 Sep
Birds of Timberline and Tundra When Fall Paints the Forest, This Sandpiper's Summer Colors Turn Leaden Gray Gayer than most is the Red-backed Sandpiper, nesting on a grassy ridge in a pond. It showed far more fear of the parasitic jaegers that skimmed the tundra in search of eggs than of the camera or blind. (c National (,eograiphi society K1daichro es by Arthur A. Allenh A Rare Sight, for the Gentle Dowitcher Was Once Nearly Wiped Out by Hunters Tangled tundra grasses screened the incubating bird, but the author pressed them down to reveal her and obtain probably the first photograph of this species at its nest. In the fall the Dowitcher drops its bright colors.