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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Another Sandpiper

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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2013
12:47 PM

Post #9528590

I will be glad when this season passes. :) Sandpipers are not my favorite to try to ID. But I am consoled by the fact they don't give me warbler neck.

This one is throwing me off especially since this photo does not show the front. Is this a Pectoral? I cannot tell who his friend is either, to the left.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9528632

Yep, a Pec - large size for a Calidris sandpiper, and yellowish legs. The other one is probably a White-rumped, note the long wing extending well beyond the tail tip (shared only by Baird's), black legs, and the grey-and-rufous mantle pattern (Baird's doesn't have the rufous), not 100% certain though (any more pics?).

Resin


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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9528967

Thanks for confirming the Pectoral. I knew there was something different about the other guy. My head is swimming going through all these photos. Three of us use cameras here, so I have another batch of photos to look through. I'll post if I have more pictures.

Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2013
7:13 AM

Post #9532296

Well, I found one more picture- taken with one of our old cameras and it is pretty icky. I am not sure it would help in identification, but just in case, here it is...

Sorry it took so long to post, I had to walk away from the shorebird pictures for a bit. My head was swimming along with them. :)

The center Pectoral is the one same from the first photo and I am guessing the one to its left might be the same bird as above.



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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9532767

Hmmm, yep, a bit too 'icky' to help any further, unfortunately!

Resin

Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9532910

Thank you for trying. :)

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