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  1. Is this a Leucistic Canada Goose or Hybrid? Found in New Jersey. Thank you
  2. I took these pix in Custer South Dakota. Not familiar with the sparrows there. I am looking for a confirmation that in Sparrow 1.jpg and Sparrow 3.jpg contains a Clay Color Sparrow. Also in the sparrow 3 shot on the left side with a greyer head reminds me of a Field Sparrow. Do these sparrows hybridize or are they in mixed flocks? I have only seen field sparrows by themselves. Photos taken May 2023. Thank you.
  3. Ok thanks. I appreciate the confirmation of the Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper. Hmm, looking at pictures I can see how Stilt Sandpipers can be confusing with yellowlegs, at least height wise coming up a little shorter than the Lesser yellowlegs
  4. I found another picture which could be 2 different birds, or both Least? Although the field guides can point to Sanderling, no one in the group posted a Sanderling on ebird. I'm starting to give up on picking out something other than a Least here. There will always be another day. It is humbling when other birds are very conclusive with their observations and I'm still trying to figure it out. -- Although it can be frustrating, it's still a whole lot of fun. Thanks all.
  5. Thanks for the comments all. I looked through more pictures in the same sequence of the shoot. I can't tell for sure, but I think I posted the same bird in the foreground and one from the background. Part of why I'm sticking with the ID is that some very good birders were at this location in Hamilton NJ as it drew the crowd for a Little Blue Heron and a Snowy Heron. They posted both the Least Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper. (In addition to a Solitary and Spotted -- but those I've seen and can ID). So even these two pictures below. They look like different birds, unless they are at different stages. They both have yellow legs, although the one with more brown on it's back has yellower legs. Then again, I'm lightening up the pix because of the shadows. Maybe they both are Least Sandpipers, and even around other birders telling me where the Semipalmated was, I'm just taking pictures of the wrong bird?
  6. Birds seen today (July 28) NJ. I have been so confused with Sandpiper ID. But now I have 2 different kinds in the same shot. With your help I should now be able to figure out future sightings. Is the Least Sandpiper in the background and the Semipalmated Sandpiper in the foreground. (I guess based on yellow legs, wedged in between is another Least?)
  7. Hello. I'm looking for Sandpiper help. Least or Semipalmated or something else? The legs are in the shadow, should they be more yellow if Least? There isn't a lot of smudgy brown on the breast. I'm not sure what else to look for?
  8. July 2022. New Jersey. Looks pretty conclusive for a Solitary Sandpiper Immature or Juvenile,. Since it would be a lifer, a confirmation would be appreciated.
  9. Here is a different picture. Not sure if any additional distinguishing feature.
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