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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 13:56   #1
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More IDs Texas

More birds from Bolivar near Galveston yesterday.

Any help much appreciated.

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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 14:00   #2
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Hi,

First sight gives:

- Black Skimmer
- Royal Tern
- Forster's Tern
- Least Tern
- Black Tern
- Willet
- Laughing Gull
- Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Photo #1 -- I see Black Terns, Royal Terns, a Least Tern (possibly two), and of course Black Skimmers.
Photo #2-- I see a Willet, a Black Tern, and two Least Terns.
Photo #3 -- I see Royal Terns, Laughing Gulls, a Sandwich Tern, and two Semipalmated Sandpipers or Sanderling (not sure if we can be sure from this photo on them).

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Old Sunday 19th July 2009, 17:13   #4
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Thanks.

I'm not sure about the smallest birds either. I was leaning to Semipalmated but Sanderlings are certainly just as possible as far as I can see.

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Photo #1 -- I see Black Terns, Royal Terns, a Least Tern (possibly two), and of course Black Skimmers.
Photo #2-- I see a Willet, a Black Tern, and two Least Terns.
Photo #3 -- I see Royal Terns, Laughing Gulls, a Sandwich Tern, and two Semipalmated Sandpipers or Sanderling (not sure if we can be sure from this photo on them).

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I agree with all the IDs here. They are Sanderlings for me (size, chunkiness, upperside pattern), but it's hard to prove!
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I agree with all the IDs here. They are Sanderlings for me (size, chunkiness, upperside pattern), but it's hard to prove!
Thanks. I'll go with Sanderlings.

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