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Small Sandpiper/Stint for ID - Romania (1 Viewer)

Cristian Mihai

Cristian Mihai
Picture taken on April 7th 2018, close to the Black Sea coast.
I would like to know your opinion about the smallest one.
Thank you.
 

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CARERY

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Compared to the Marsh Sandpiper it does look so small, no? I wonder if it could be a Little Stint?
 

SteveClifton

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I could easily be persuaded of Little Stint too. Surprisingly difficult to evaluate size-even with other species on hand to make comparison with. I even think I can see a tiny bump where the hind toe should be ;)
 

Simon Wates

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Only circumstancial but Little Stint is much more likely in the company the bird is in. However - it looks a bit bright and sparkly, like a Sanderling ;)
 

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