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Looking through recent photos, we can't decide between a few sandpipers.

This photo was taken in early August on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.  We thought there were Least Sandpipers because of the yellow legs.

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This photo was taken in early September in Discovery Park in Seattle.  We figured this one was a Western Sandpiper, also because of the legs.

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But looking at them together, they otherwise look so similar.  Were we originally on the right track, or are they the same?

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First photo: Semipalamated (probably, bill looks good), Western, Least

Second photo: Western

Notice how the Western Sands are gray, have much larger bills, and black legs when compared to the brown Least Sandpiper with yellow legs and short bills. 

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4 hours ago, Aidan B said:

First photo: Semipalamated (probably, bill looks good), Western, Least

Second photo: Western

Notice how the Western Sands are gray, have much larger bills, and black legs when compared to the brown Least Sandpiper with yellow legs and short bills. 

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