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More help with shorebirds

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OK, I have a few more that have me confused. I saw these birds last week at a wildlife refuge in Ocean County New Jersey. In the first pick, is the bird on the left a willet and on the right a yellow legs or spotted sandpiper? Are the big gulls in the second pic Herring gulls? I think those are avocet behind a forsters tern in the third pic.. I didn't even notice the avocet when I was trying to get the gull.. that was a peasant surprise. And is the next tern a gull billed tern? Are the flying birds whimbrel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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1 hour ago, akandula said:

All your IDs are correct, except the first image is two Lesser Yellowlegs.

Agreed.

The avocets are juveniles, with their gray heads and not-finished-growing bills.

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