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Old Sunday 16th September 2018, 13:01   #1
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Shorebirds at California

Hi all, was at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge last November and spotted a few shorebirds in the distance but was unable to identify them and only managed to snap some blurry photos. Thanks in advance for any help in the IDs!

First photo: I know it's quite a long shot but any guesses would be welcome
Second photo: Possible killdeer or semipalmated plover?
Third to fifth photo: Least sandpiper (no yellow legs though?) or a semipalmated/western sandpiper?
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Old Sunday 16th September 2018, 13:29   #2
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1. Black-bellied Plovers
2. one Black-bellied and several Semipalmated Plovers plus some peeps
3-5. Least Sandpiper
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Thanks for the replies! Was wondering if the sandpiper could be a western sandpiper? Can't really see the yellow/green legs in the picture
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you can see it a bit in the second photo of it, on a good screen
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1. Black-bellied Plovers
= Grey Plover for non-Americans, of course
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