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2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Okay, little help here.  In the third photo, WESA, WESA, LESA?  Fourth, WESA, LESA, LESA?

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Third photo, left to right- LESA, WESA, WESA Fourth photo, left to right- WESA LESA WESA. At least I think so. I'm rusty on shorebird ID cause the only opportunity I have to practice it is from the ID questions people post on here...

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1 hour ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Third photo, left to right- LESA, WESA, WESA Fourth photo, left to right- WESA LESA WESA. At least I think so. I'm rusty on shorebird ID cause the only opportunity I have to practice it is from the ID questions people post on here...

Okay, then I'm in more trouble than I thought.

How are we making the determination?

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Okay, little help here.  In the third photo, WESA, WESA, LESA?  Fourth, WESA, LESA, LESA?

Thanks.

Photo 1. Both WESA

Photo 2. Both WESA. 
Photo 3. Left to right, LESA, WESA, WESA

Photo 4. Left to right, WESA, LESA, WESA. 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Photo 1. Both WESA

Photo 2. Both WESA. 
Photo 3. Left to right, LESA, WESA, WESA

Photo 4. Left to right, WESA, LESA, WESA. 

This.

 

1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Okay, then I'm in more trouble than I thought.

How are we making the determination?

Well, the Westerns are larger and have more rufous, for one.

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3 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

This.

 

Well, the Westerns are larger and have more rufous, for one.

That and the back pattern and less streaky breast. In the last photo, especially, you can see the yellow legs on the least. 

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