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27 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

Peep sp. I'd presume Least Sandpiper from these photos but I'm not sure. 

You are probably right.  That would make more sense.  They just seemed a bit big.

The wing pattern looks like Least.

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How big were they?

What was their flight style?

Spotted Sandpipers have a distinctive way of flying with quick bursts of wingbeats interspersed with glides. These don't look much like Spotted Sandpipers, they look more like Calidris, they're pretty plump and compact. How big would you estimate they were? Least Sandpiper is a very likely possibility but Pectoral Sandpiper I'm not sure if that can be ruled out from the pictures

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On 3/8/2022 at 6:55 PM, AlexHenry said:

How big were they?

What was their flight style?

Spotted Sandpipers have a distinctive way of flying with quick bursts of wingbeats interspersed with glides. These don't look much like Spotted Sandpipers, they look more like Calidris, they're pretty plump and compact. How big would you estimate they were? Least Sandpiper is a very likely possibility but Pectoral Sandpiper I'm not sure if that can be ruled out from the pictures

In the field, I felt they were bigger than Leasts.  On the following day, @Averysaw Pectorals at a site directly across the road from this particular site--both along the same major body of water.

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