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Have a few from Selma Oregon

Not the best photos sorry

1. Killdeer

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2. Lesser Yellowleg

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3. Yellowleg or Short-billed Dowitcher?

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Edited by birdgurl

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Posted (edited)

You're good on the first two.

I'll leave the third to others.  Any other shots of this one?  The bill looks too short for either bird, but that could be the camera angle.

Edited by Charlie Spencer

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It's "yellowlegs" (plural), despite that it's "redshank" (singular). Ain't English grand?!

The last bird has pale fringes on the wing feathers, so cannot be anything within the Tringinae subfamily (the one housing the yellowlegs), and must be in the Scolopacinae (which houses the genus Calidris and, among other groups, the dowitchers). However,  the bill looks far too short -- assuming that I'm seeing it accurately -- for it to belong to a dowitcher. I don't have any good idea if that bill is as short as it looks.

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