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  1. The first picture is the bird in question.  It was taken at the end of December last year in Southern Texas.  It looks most closely to a Least Sandpiper, but I don't remember it being so small.  The second picture is a Least SP that I ID'ed without Whatbird and I defiantly remember it being puny (taken 11/22/2020).  What do you all think?  Also, any thoughts on developmental stage: nonbreeding adult, juvenile, etc


    Least Sandpiper 2.JPG

  2. 2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    I cannot go to Wally, Lowe's, or other 'big box' retailers without driving around back by the retention ponds.  If my Darling Bride isn't along, I'll park and break out the binos.

    I got completely fooled by a bird in a pond like that.  I saw what looked like a cormorant standing on the back of a goose.  I spent so much time trying to get close and better shots until eventually it dawned on me that the goose was a plastic decoy...good thing I was around the back and out of sight of most people.  I can't find the picture now but I did upload it on WhatBird back before the site went down

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  3. 13 hours ago, Birds are cool said:

    It is a good thing! They are an invasive species, and awful for the environment.

    Weren't they introduced because someone had the bright idea to bring a male and female of every bird mentioned in Shakespeare's  plays into Central Park, NY?  Hence the European Starling, the House Sparrow, and the Eurasian Collared Dove (and others I can't remember)

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