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Old Tuesday 14th September 2010, 23:38   #1
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Old Wednesday 15th September 2010, 00:06   #2
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I think semipalmated sandpiper, but I'm never 100% sure when I see these in isolation.

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The bird with its bill in the mud looks like a juvenile Western (row of rufous scapulars, rufous cap, big head and thick neck); others Semis or Western--probably Semipalmated.

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To me, looks like the larger birds are Western Sandpipers and the smaller bird is a Semipalmated Sandpiper.
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To me, looks like the larger birds are Western Sandpipers and the smaller bird is a Semipalmated Sandpiper.
You could be right--assuming you think the close bird in the foreground is the smaller bird.

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You could be right--assuming you think the close bird in the foreground is the smaller bird.

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That is the perception that I have of these three birds. The bird in the foreground appears to be a SEMI and the other two WESA.
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Old Wednesday 15th September 2010, 13:07   #7
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I agree with Jim about the rear, left bird being Western - the red centered scaps. are pretty clear.

Don't see why the right bird can't be a juvvie Semi-P. though; it has a fairly short, straight bill, and in fresh plumage (which this is) I would expect to see more rufous were it a Western.

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I agree with Jim about the rear, left bird being Western - the red centered scaps. are pretty clear.

Don't see why the right bird can't be a juvvie Semi-P. though; it has a fairly short, straight bill, and in fresh plumage (which this is) I would expect to see more rufous were it a Western.

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The right bird has a bill that is fairly long for a semi, and I picked up a bit of rufous on scaps when I increased color saturation. It also looks somewhat big headed and thick-necked. That was why I didn't call it a for sure semi in my original post. But it's a close call.

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