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njlarsen

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A couple of different images of birds that also deviated when seen in the field. May just be yet a variation of the common stuff. In the second image the question is in the left edge; I have kept a spotted sand to the right in the crop to give a feel for what the camera did to the colors.

Any help appreciated.

Niels
 

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THE_FERN

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First bird I'd say Semi-palmated Sandpiper.

Agree: for example it has an extensive greyish breast band. I'm not clear about the second bird: I see apparently contradictory things in it. If the legs are blackish (do I see yellowish?) and the relative size doesn't rule it out, then why not another semi-?
 

njlarsen

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Semip certainly is the most common peep around here. Most of them do not have the strong breast band. For the second bird, it shows a stronger contrast wing to breast than other birds that day, that was why I did not feel sure.

Niels
 

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