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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 16:38   #1
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Sandpiper Question

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I photographed these two last sunday in Vermillion, Oh. Pretty sure one is semi-Palmated Piper. Other looks like Buff Breasted but out of range. Can anyone help?


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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 16:53   #2
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The one on the left is a Buff-breasted Sandpiper. They are migrating at present so could occur almost anywhere, irrespective of their supposed range. The other bird looks like a Sanderling.
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Agree with both IDs. The right-hand bird is too large for a Semipalmated Sandpiper. I wish Buff-breasted Sandpipers were more common in my neck of the woods; I haven't seen one for years.

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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 18:47   #4
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buff-breasted and a sanderling
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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 19:50   #5
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I agree with both ids, Buff-breast and Sanderling.
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