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Is this a Baird's Sandpiper from Hagerman NWR, Texas (1 Viewer)

K B Srinivas

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Hello All,
I took this picture today at Hagerman NWR. Can you please help confirm if the bird is a Baird's or a White-rumped Sandpiper?

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Thanks,
Srinivas.
 
I suspect Baird's sandpiper: straight bill, no orangey base to lower mandible, hint of the odd pattern on lore - though the legs look rather too long. The photo isn't good enough that I would comfortably rule out white-rumped sandpiper (e.g. flank markings, bill shape). More photos would be nice.
 
I suspect Baird's sandpiper: straight bill, no orangey base to lower mandible, hint of the odd pattern on lore - though the legs look rather too long. The photo isn't good enough that I would comfortably rule out white-rumped sandpiper (e.g. flank markings, bill shape). More photos would be nice.
Hi Butty,
I have this one more image not sure if it's any better. I do not see any orange base but the flank markings but it does seem to have the white eyebrow right?

Thanks,
Srinivas.
 
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