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Waders -- Cottbus, Germany (1 Viewer)

I can't see the "shoulder notch" in #1 which should be present in Common Sandpiper so I agree with pete wragg that they are Green Sandpipers!

Here is an unprocessed photo of a CS in a not too dissimilar position and at a similar distance ............. the "shoulder notch" clearly stands out which is why I agree with PW on his ID!



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a not too dissimilar position
This bird has its head right up - the original two have their heads right down. This image is also much larger and much more crisp. So it's not comparable to the necessary degree.

Edit - Deleted 'No' and replaced 'at all' with 'to the necessary degree', as the original was found upsetting.
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Agree with Green Sands on structure, tone, posture, legs and even the fact that they are wading in the water rather than pottering around the edge....

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