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Shorebird - Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone

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Old Saturday 9th October 2010, 02:24   #1
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Shorebird - Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone

Hello all,

I can't seem to figure out what species this is. Any ideas on this?

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Old Saturday 9th October 2010, 02:29   #2
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Old Saturday 9th October 2010, 02:35   #3
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I looked at that in Peterson's but the book shows a darker bill with the breeding spots and a yellowed bill with no breeding spots so I thought it might be something else.

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Old Saturday 9th October 2010, 02:38   #5
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Definitely Spotted Sandpiper. This time of year it should be transitioning from breeding to non-breeding plumage.
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