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Waders, March 2019 near Dhaka, Bangladesh (TERRIBLE pics) (1 Viewer)

Seth Miller

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Going back through my old photos waiting (impatiently) for this winter when all the migratory birds will be back. I was going through these photos from earlier this year, and checking all the waders again to make sure I didn't miss something. Then I thought I noticed something interesting (for me at least).
In the first picture I number the birds so you can tell what I'm talking about.
Pic 1:
#1 Is this a Common Sandpiper? (would be a first BD bird for me, though they are fairly common) Bill is shorter than the bill of the sandpiper right beside it. I'm assuming that other sandpiper is just a Wood sandpiper, though it could also be a Green sandpiper. The sandpiper also seems to have the extra white little strip on the shoulder that Common sandpipers seem to have.
(#2 the reference Green or Wood #3 Yellow Wagtail these are just for reference...)
#4 Not exactly sure what this one is. Probably just a Wood sandpiper, but seems to have an oddly long neck?
Pic 2: just a crop of the previous pic hopefully helping ID. Bird on left is #1 and bird on right is #2

I completely understand how pathetically bad these shots are, but sometimes those are more fun to try to ID. Would appreciate any thoughts...
 

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Andy Hurley

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1 looks like Common Sandpiper. There is a white indentation at the shoulder
2 The breast pattern would suit Green Sandpiper
3 No idea
4 Potentially a Marsh Sandpiper with that thin bill and chest pattern, not sure about leg length though. Depends how deep the water is.
 

Seth Miller

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1 looks like Common Sandpiper. There is a white indentation at the shoulder
2 The breast pattern would suit Green Sandpiper
3 No idea
4 Potentially a Marsh Sandpiper with that thin bill and chest pattern, not sure about leg length though. Depends how deep the water is.

Thanks. #3 is either a Western Yellow Wagtail or Citrine Wagtail. I probably shouldn't have labeled it, but I thought it could be helpful to have size reference...
 

johnallcock

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I would say that the waders are all Wood Sandpipers except for #2, which looks like a Green Sandpiper (slightly bulkier than the others, breast pattern fits green better). I don't see any Common Sand here, which would be shorter-legged and longer-tailed.
 

GWB77

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I would say that the waders are all Wood Sandpipers except for #2, which looks like a Green Sandpiper (slightly bulkier than the others, breast pattern fits green better). I don't see any Common Sand here, which would be shorter-legged and longer-tailed.

agreed
 

Seth Miller

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Thanks for the help all! Too bad there aren't any Common Sands in there, but glad to reach the right ID.
 

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