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  1. 8 minutes ago, flightman said:

    A Baird's was seen here in the past view days, as has a Western. Here's another view that shows shows that the wings don't extend much beyond the tail. I hope this narrows the field.

    Note: There were 3 birds close together. It's possible that this view is not the same bird as the first.  There was a bit of territorial dispute. Also, a group of 11 birders from an Audubon chapter was assembling in the parking lot as I left the beach. One of them since reported on eBird that they saw 13 SESAs  but no other sandpipers.




  2. Thanks. I picked that photo because I thought the reflection showing the length of the wings relative to the tail would be helpful. I was fixated on thinking it was a White-rumped or Semi-palmated. I thought a Least would have yellower legs but a look at my earlier photos showed that they could be greenish.

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  3. I saw this sandpiper this morning in Lido Beach NY. I think the early-morning light made it look more yellow than it actually was. The greenish legs make me think it is a Pectoral or White-rumped Sandpiper but I really don't know. I'm not sure if the wings are long enough for a WRSA.


  4. Acadian Flycatcher? Birds of the World says "In hatchlings, legs and feet dusky pink to yellowish pink .."

    Problem is Acadians have never been reported there (on eBird). WIFLs are common there and I did see and hear a Willow a short while later 250-300 yards away, but BotW only says that their legs and feet are "Dusky brown to brownish black." No mention of color change.

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