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Boa Vista island : Cape Verde : Sanderling/Sandpiper ?????

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Old Wednesday 30th May 2012, 16:07   #1
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Boa Vista island : Cape Verde : Sanderling/Sandpiper ?????

Hello all;

1. Are these two birds one & the same or not? Juvenile & Adult maybe?

2. Whichever, I'm grateful for your ID(s) please...

Bird 1-1

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...eBird1_1-1.jpg

Bird 1-2

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...eBird1_2-1.jpg

Bird 2-1

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...oreBird2_2.jpg

Bird 2-2

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...oreBird2_3.jpg

Many thanks to all for any help...
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both are sanderlings.
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Where abouts on Boa Vista were you? You seem to have seen a similar set of species to me last year.
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Lou; Thank-you for the confirmation... I'm poor in general at IDs and really poor at shorebirds ... Cheers...

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Where abouts on Boa Vista were you? You seem to have seen a similar set of species to me last year.
We were at the Riu Touareg hotel with nowt but a Point & Shoot - hence poor images... But enjoyed the week in the sun...
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