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njlarsen

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In this post I am uploading two images of two birds I thought at the time were Western Sandpipers. However, the second of them seems to have a bill that is too long?

Niels
 

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RafaelMatias

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The first looks good for juv Western Sand to me, but the 2nd is a Stilt Sand (note the very straight tip-kinked bill, and leg colour, and length of the tibia btw).
 

njlarsen

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Thank you, that makes more sense. The water must have been deeper than I imagined to accommodate those long legs.

Niels
 

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It's a super cool species, very jealous!

The same could probably be said about some of the species you see with regularity on your side of the pond. It has been a long time since I last saw Dunlin or Curlew Sandpiper.

Niels
 

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