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I've been looking at shorebirds all morning in AZ (northeast of Tucson) and I'm starting to see things.  I'm looking for help on the small birds.

Thanks and I'm thinking you all may hear from me again today.

AmericanGoldenPlover 26SEP20.jpg

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The large bird is an American Golden-Plover, but the OP is asking about the peeps, which look like Baird’s.

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4 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

I'd go with Leasts -- they're way too small relative to the plover for Baird's, and they have Least's thin-based, fine-tipped, decurved bills

So you're attributing the dark legs to mud and / shade?

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Sorry for the not so great photos.  Distance and a bit of AZ heat getting in the way.  I was trying out the new Sony 200-600 lens or we'd be in real trouble.  Here is another version with more known birds for scale.  

mPeeps 26SEP20.jpg

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13 hours ago, bo nelson said:

Sorry for the not so great photos.  Distance and a bit of AZ heat getting in the way.  I was trying out the new Sony 200-600 lens or we'd be in real trouble.  Here is another version with more known birds for scale.  

mPeeps 26SEP20.jpg

I never fully realized how small peeps were until I saw this photo!!

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13 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

I never fully realized how small peeps were until I saw this photo!!

Yes, looking for a single Least Sandpiper in the muddy grass is like looking for a single Brown Creeper in the trees!

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