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LEt's see how many did I get right

Pictures taken yesterday near Galveston, southeast TX

 

1. Western Sandpiper

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2.  Western Sandpiper

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3. Semipalmated Sandpiper? 

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4. Western Sandpiper

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5. Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Those all seem to be correct except the first one might be a Semipalmated, seems to have a pretty short bill, but I'm not really sure.

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I agree 2 and 4 are Western, 5 is Semipalmated. I also like Semipalmated for 1. Not sure on 3.

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1 & 5 are Semipalmated, the rest are Westerns. Notice the front-heavy appearance of the Westerns, as well as the rufous scapulars. #4 to me is a little bit weird looking to me- there is hardly any rufous on the scapulars while there is rufous elsewhere on the bird. But I don't see it not being a Western with that body shape and long curved bill. It's probably just molting into its breeding plumage a bit unusually.

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