Rare bird often found on the shore of  muddy ponds, marshes and lakes

Mid summer last year some of my neighbors that I go birding with said that there is a rare bird along the lake and told me it would definitely be a life bird for me, so I grabbed my tripod, scope and binoculors and went down there with them and then saw this bird walking the shore.

BirdQuizPicture was taken threw scope sorry about low quallity

Rare to us in Western New York, this was a treat considering it is more so of a western bird then eastern.  Good luck with this one, it could be hard!