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Three in One!!

Three in One!! (Calidris himantopus)

I first took this shot because it had Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs in the same frame and really showed the differences in size, bill, etc.
But, the third bird in the photo (the middle one) turns out to be a Stilt Sandpiper which a few folks in our bird club had seen at this spot and is a somewhat unusual visitor even during migration for us. I was concentrating on having the GYL and LYL together and didn't even realize what else I had in the photo until it was pointed out to me.
river flats
Cohoes, NY
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Calidris himantopus
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D7000 w/50-500 Sigma
There's certainly a big difference in the Yellowlegs but what a priceless capture having the Sandpiper in shot without even realising it Ken, cracking shot and many congratulations on what I presume s a first?
Opus Editor
A terrific chance capture of this rare visitor, Ken ... kudos, my friend ... tfs ...
This is fabulous Ken! Three species, all shorebirds, all with long yellow legs, and all in the same frame. Very impressive!!!!!!!!

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