These photos were taken in June while on a trip to Alaska. I am unsure about ID and hope you can help. Thanks much.
Gull - I thought it was Mew Gull, but the bill looks too big.
Bird - no idea - ?
Yellowlegs - greater or lesser? Both breed in the area I believe.
Thanks for your help.
These two photos were taken in Nome Alaska in June. The tour guides did identify them, but unfortunately I did managed to lose my notes.
I believe the sandpiper is Semi-palmated in its breeding colors.
The guillemot (at least that is what I think) is a black guillemot in non-breeding colors...
These photos were taken a couple of days ago. There was a small group mucking around in small in a somewhat muddy water channel. I am thinking they are Least Sandpipers (yellow legs in both - one a bit muddy). Appreciate your help with ID. Thank you.
Took all photos yesterday. I am hoping you can help ID. Bird-A I believe is a Dunlin beginning to molt.
Bird-B looks like a Least Sandpiper (at least that is what I am hoping). Birds C & D I have no idea although they look like the same species.
Thank you for your help.
Took these two photos a couple of days ago in San Rafael. They were in a sanitation plant pond. I am thinking that Gull-A is a Mew Gull, byt uncertain about Gull-B. Both birds had yellow legs. Appreciate help with ID. Thank you.
Apologies for not specifying the location in my original post. From the sounds of this discussion, dowitcher identification is extremely difficult. I gather that this particular bird is most likely a long-billed -- but with a question mark.
Thank you all.
Interesting... the photos were taken at the Las Gallinas Water Sanitary Plant ponds. I assume these are "fresh water" (waste water) treatment ponds. According to Sibley (I just looked this up), the long bills prefer fresh water but it seemed to me that the short bills may be found in both.
Took these photos a couple of days ago near Oakland, CA. I am assuming the birds in Photo-A are dowitchers and Photo-B is an yellowlegs,
I am guessing the dowitchers are short-billed and the yellowlegs the greater version. Very much appreciate help. Thanks much.