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ID please Green sandpiper or common sandpiper?

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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 12:10   #1
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ID please Green sandpiper or common sandpiper?

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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 12:13   #2
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It is a Common Sandpiper.
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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 12:45   #3
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A bit tricky pic, but I believe it’s a Green Sandpiper. Most important reasons are long bill, that supercilium is quite obvious in front of eye but absent behind, and that general colour tones fit Green better than Common.
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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 13:33   #4
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Agree with Green Sandpiper!


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Green for me too :)
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A bit tricky pic, but I believe it’s a Green Sandpiper. Most important reasons are long bill, that supercilium is quite obvious in front of eye but absent behind, and that general colour tones fit Green better than Common.
I agree and would also add that the shape is subtly wrong for Common which has longer tail giving an atenuated feel. Also, although Common could occur here, the more boggy, leafy habitat favours Green ...
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Old Thursday 14th January 2016, 16:02   #7
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Happy to be corrected - must look more closely
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thank you all for your help
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and the missing white gap on the shoulder (the most obvious one for me)
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