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Old Thursday 26th April 2012, 00:09   #1
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5 Unknown Birds - Sask, Canada

Photo 1 - Trying to ID the Gull? not sure how to do that with the younger ones... Help!! (this was in BAnff, AB)
2 & 3 are unknown shorebirds.. sandpipers?
4 - possibly a greater yellowlegs??
and 5... again, some shorebird

thank you for the help!!
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Old Thursday 26th April 2012, 00:26   #2
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#5 is a wonderful picture of Upland Sandpiper.
#4 is a Willet.
#3: there is a Lesser Yellowlegs in front and Wilson's Phalaropes in back.
#2 are Willets.
#1 is a Ring-billed Gull.
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Agree with all (including the praise of the Upland Sandpiper photo)
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oh wow thank you!!!
THe upland sandpiper was sitting on the fence post as i was driving by... stayed there and posed for awhile, until i drove off!!
thanks for all the help.. i hadnt even considered a willet for those ones!! i thought they were two different birds! (the ones in number 2 had very white bellies, while the other is spotted... )
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#2 are juveniles, while #4 is an adult in breeding plumage.
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oh wow thank you!!!
THe upland sandpiper was sitting on the fence post as i was driving by... stayed there and posed for awhile, until i drove off!!
thanks for all the help.. i hadnt even considered a willet for those ones!! i thought they were two different birds! (the ones in number 2 had very white bellies, while the other is spotted... )
Nice photograph of an Upland Sandpiper!
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#2 are juveniles, while #4 is an adult in breeding plumage.
thats great to know, thank you!! now i can keep an eye out for them in both instances!!
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