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Shorebird Redux Anew, Part Two

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Lexington County, central SC.  I've been sitting on these since Sept 2020.  Time to do something about them.

A farm pond near my house was lowered about 4.5 feet, exposing as much as 75 feet of lake bed.  This attracted a wider-than-usual range of waders and many shorebirds rarely seen in the immediate area.  

Any guesses what this long-billed sucker might be?  Thanks!





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Other than the Dow reports from two weeks earlier, neither species has been reported in the county in the last ten years.  Both show up at sod farms within a hundred miles in the fall, snipes much more often.

I'd feel better about snipe if there was somewhere for it to hide.  The surrounding area was either water or flat mud for several dozen feet in all directions.  The closest 'hunker-downable' growth was easily 100 feet away.

There's nothing on the line here.   I have lifers for both, and I listed it as 'Shorebird sp.'  But now I remember why I left these photos alone for so long.

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