Knot What I Was Expecting  
It's late August, and juvenile shorebirds are now appearing.  In the case of Red Knot, I look forward to seeing the crisp markings of the back and scapulars. Color, not so much. So I was surprised to see the buff wash on this one's belly. That's normal in fresh birds, according to the literature. But I guess they lose it before they get to us. Usually.