I returned to the site of the Upland Sandpipers tonight, this time with my 500mm lens. The sandpipers were present, but not in the numbers I saw on Monday. Alas, they were not as photographically cooperative either. I was only able to get a few shots of adults sneaking through the grass. Not once did they pose for me on a fence post (how dare they!). What a difference a few days makes!
The trip was still enjoyable. I got some images of a Savannah Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark and saw a milk snake and lots of rabbits and fireflies. It's nice to have seemingly wild spots so close to home.