This is an artic sandpiper, breeds on the artic tundra and winter in the artic ocean. When they migrate it normally is over the ocean, not land. This bird caused a sensation in the birding community when it showed up at the WRL dam base a couple of weeks ago. Probably the only one I'll ever see in my life. First time ever seen in Dallas county. When something like this happens, it is usually a juvenile that got lost. I was lucky I got some shots after hearing about it.
Juvenile Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius )