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Willet or Won't It? Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Sonora MX

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Old Monday 18th November 2019, 00:28   #1
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Willet or Won't It? Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Sonora MX

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We saw a lot of gray and white shore birds at the Mayan Palace golf course and the Estuary, both E of PP. We saw some willets w/the distinctive pattern on the top of the wings in flight. The closest I can find to this bird is a picture in Merlin bird ID app of a group of nonbreeding adults. This bird seems small for a willet.
PS. I am attaching a pic of that wing pattern so you know I got the others correct.

1) Is this a nonbreeding adult Willet? This bird seems small for a willet.
2) Willets landing
3) What is this? Size is better for a Willet but the beak seems too long.

Thanks for any info!
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Your first image shows a Spotted Sandpiper, but you are correct in that 2 and 3 are indeed Willets.

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Old Tuesday 19th November 2019, 22:38   #6
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Thank you all for your input and assistance.
I see the Spotted Sandpiper now when I look at the juvenile pic in Merlin. Thanks so much!

I guess it "Will"! :)
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