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Sandpiper ID, Netherlands (1 Viewer)

Arend

Birder in Kathmandu
Dear All,
Are B and C in this combo pic also Common Sandpipers? Yesterday 20-30 Common Sandpipers, scattered over the mudflats of Crezeepolder, Ridderkerk, Netherlands. Passage migration. The combo pic shows one of those Common Sandpipers (A) and two pics (B and C) of a sandpiper that looks mostly like Common, but different. Juveniles or other species? I like to hear your opinions.

Thanks,
Arend
 

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Andrew Whitehouse

Professor of Listening
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Scotland
All Common Sandpipers. Wing pattern is wrong for Wood Sandpiper (e.g. barring on tertials), among other things.
 

alanc

Just an earthbound misfit
Now agree all common sands, the seeming lack of a white gap on the shoulder of birds 2 and 3 had me confused but I guess that must be the camera angle
cheers alan
 

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