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Sorry, this is not a Western Sandpiper. Any WESA in April would have at least some bright reddish in the face and scaps, and the structure lacks the front-heavy look of Western, plus the bill is on the shorter end for that species.

Honestly this looks ok for Semipalmated. However, I don't mean to be rude, but I'd recommend focusing on field observation in this case, as peep ID from a single fairly low-quality photo is difficult.

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28 minutes ago, Hasan said:

Sorry, this is not a Western Sandpiper. Any WESA in April would have at least some bright reddish in the face and scaps, and the structure lacks the front-heavy look of Western, plus the bill is on the shorter end for that species.

Honestly this looks ok for Semipalmated. However, I don't mean to be rude, but I'd recommend focusing on field observation in this case, as peep ID from a single fairly low-quality photo is difficult.

Whoah, can’t believe I was right! I was kind of confident, but that sure. 

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