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West Tennessee this am.  Both photos of same bird. Tail bobbing not prominently displayed.  Not familiar with dark, asymmetric shoulder coloration.  Thanks.

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Not sure what’s up with the dark shoulders. Lighting? 
I would say solitary

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2 hours ago, Avery said:

Not sure what’s up with the dark shoulders. Lighting? 
I would say solitary

Solitaries I've seen have a small thin black area on the wing right there - I think it just happened to ruffle up in this shot!

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No doubt a Solitary.  Spotted Sandpipers don't have white spots on their backs.

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8 hours ago, jim bird said:

West Tennessee this am.  Both photos of same bird. Tail bobbing not prominently displayed.  Not familiar with dark, asymmetric shoulder coloration.  Thanks.

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Solitary Sandpiper

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