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I found this sandpiper yesterday in central New Jersey. It was bigger than other peeps around it. It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but I think its wings are longer than those of the other peeps. And on the last picture, when it moved its wings apart, I can see white on the rump. Could it be a White-rumped Sandpiper? (Regular in tiny numbers in NJ)

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Thank you!

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2 hours ago, ogurvits said:

I found this sandpiper yesterday in central New Jersey. It was bigger than other peeps around it. It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but I think its wings are longer than those of the other peeps. And on the last picture, when it moved its wings apart, I can see white on the rump. Could it be a White-rumped Sandpiper? (Regular in tiny numbers in NJ)

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Thank You! 
 

 

how much larger was it? Their southbound migration according to Audubon and Cornell should have been over at the beginning of this month, so this would have to be a very late and possibly lost migrant in my opinion. More information and/or more input from other community members needed still for a positive ID. Certainly possible, but definitely not certain, you know? 

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On 7/27/2020 at 5:11 AM, Benjamin said:

Yes, White-rumped. The white rump is even visible in the last photo.

Quite a trick, when White-rumped Sandpiper has a brown rump. White-rumped Sandpiper has white upper-tail coverts.

https://cobirds.org/Publications/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/91.pdf

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