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Bird Identification: CLOSED: More mostly shorebird help, please

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Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9332833

Got these at the same place as my last thread, also got them on 13 Nov 2012

1 and 2 - Dowitchers maybe? If they are, any way to tell which. I was too far away and there were way too many birds to hear their sound - not that I would have known what I was hearing anyway. :-)
3 and 4 - ?
5 - Best of the horrible photos of this bird. Cropped severely. Am Pipit?

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Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 14, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9332846

1-4 all look like Dowitchers-GUESSING Short-billed

5 looks good for a dark American Pipit


Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9332905

Thanks Ned. There were a lot of these birds that looked like Dowitchers to me out there and they would raise a racket and jump up and fly whenever this Northern Harrier would do a low flyover. But, so did all of the other jillions of shorebirds out there, so I couldn't pick out the sounds. I was leaning toward Short-billed since it the bill is relatively short, but book says that's unreliable, so ??? I don't know. I appreciate the help.

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9332956

I'd suspect more likely Long-billed, given the freshwater habitat. But, . . . who knows! Well I guess they know themselves, but aren't letting on.

Nice harrier!



Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9333199

Resin, LOL. Well kept secret, then. Thanks for comment on harrier. They were out in force and putting on quite a show.

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