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Which New England Shorebird?

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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 01:08   #1
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Which New England Shorebird?

I saw this bird today on the southern tip of Plum Island, Newbury, Massachusetts. Can you tell me what it is and how you arrived at your conclusion?
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 04:38   #2
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Old Sunday 14th October 2018, 08:23   #3
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Ditto to Dunlin - longer bill than other Calidris waders, while the bill being curved down excludes other genera of waders like Tringa species.
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Thank you both; I would have said Dunlin if it had been slouched as usual but this was far more erect than normal; it looked taller than usual
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Ya know I don't think I've ever seen one standing this tall and proud looking either
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It does look alert; perhaps it is keeping an eye on a distant raptor, or suchlike
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It does look alert; perhaps it is keeping an eye on a distant raptor, or suchlike
Or maybe just the photographer getting uncomfortably close. . ..
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