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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 02:50   #1
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Jacksonville FL - id help

I could use a little help id'ing some birds seen in the Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville beach area last week. So many of the gulls and shorebirds just look alike to me

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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 02:51   #2
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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 02:58   #3
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I could be wrong with some of these, but here goes:

1. Laughing Gull
2. Sanderling
3. Ruddy Turnstone
4. Bonaparte's Gull
5. Northern Gannet
6. Ruddy turnstone
7. Forster's Tern
8. Greater Yellowlegs
9. Wood Stork
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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 03:13   #4
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My first impressions match howiewu's (except that I didn't have a guess for picture 2.) But like him I'm not positive of a few of them, so wait and see what others say.
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I could be wrong with some of these, but here goes:

1. Laughing Gull
2. Sanderling
3. Ruddy Turnstone
4. Bonaparte's Gull
5. Northern Gannet
6. Ruddy turnstone
7. Forster's Tern
8. Greater Yellowlegs
9. Wood Stork
I agree on all, except the yellowlegs I believe is a Lesser.
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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 04:19   #6
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It looks more like Greater Yellowlegs to me--the bill is longer than the head and appears slightly upturned.
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I too thought lesser yellowlegs first, but as well as the slight upturn, bill base appears pale suggesting greater
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Thanks for all the help.
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Old Monday 16th February 2015, 13:27   #9
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I too thought lesser yellowlegs first, but as well as the slight upturn, bill base appears pale suggesting greater
In addition, the fine spotting on the edges of the secondaries and inner primaries, lacking in lesser, confirm this is as a Greater legs.
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