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Salmon Arm, B.C. Aug 28/21 - Shorebirds (1 Viewer)

Loutsy

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Hi! I don't get a chance often to see shorebirds so am not very proficient at identifying. All photos were taken in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Aug 28, 2021. I have provided my best guess for each of these three but would appreciate confirmation or other ID's. Many thanks in advance!
First two photos my guess is Spotted Sandpiper
Next two photos my guess is Semipalmated Sandpiper
Last two photos my guess is Lesser Yellowleg
 

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Butty

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1-2. Yes, spotted sandpiper, juvenile (barred coverts).
3. Maybe adult least sandpiper - not sure.
4. Fairly comfy that it's juvenile least sandpiper.
5-6. Tricky. Doesn't strike me as having the daintiness of lesser yellowlegs - so I might call it/them juvenile (thus short-billed) greater yellowlegses - except that (I think??) the upperparts plumage is adult - so maybe they are lesser yellowlegs. Pass.
 

Jeff Hopkins

Just another...observer
United States
1-2 Spotted Sand.
3-4 Least Sand.
If 5 & 6 are the same bird, then I go with Lesser. If they're different birds, I go with Lesser for #5, and Greater for #6.
 

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