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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 23:02   #1
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NJ Shorebirds?

Hey Everybody,

are these two the same bird. I thought they were different at first, but I looked closer and can't really find any differences. If they are the same, does anyone know what it is? Taken in New Jersey
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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 23:16   #2
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When did you take these pics? Looks like a Least Sandpiper.
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Old Sunday 7th November 2010, 23:19   #3
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i took them today. I was thinking Least Sandpiper, but I wasn't sure because I've only ever seen them in summer plumage
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i took them today. I was thinking Least Sandpiper, but I wasn't sure because I've only ever seen them in summer plumage
Certainly least sand - the yellow legs give them away. Both the same species despite the second bird appearing to have a substantially larger bill. The diffuse dark shaft streaks on the scapulars and general drab appearance also support this.
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ok, thanks for the help guys!
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