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Stilt Sandpiper or Yellowlegs?


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14 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

You think they're green?  Huh.

I've mentioned in the past I may have a minor issue with colour blindness, definitely not helpful for birding?.

I keep telling myself to stay with requesting IDs, rather than suggesting them.

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35 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

No, suggest away!

I seem to recall that it was you who said you learn a lot more from an incorrect ID than a correct one, this is so true, and why I threw in my best guess for this one.

I try to limit my involvement as a non-expert so as not to annoy the posters who are just looking for a quick ID.

I think we have a pretty good balance here and the IDs are usually provided fairly quickly.

The lengthy debates such as the recent Pine/Vireo thread can be really informative.

 

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1 hour ago, DLecy said:

Hint: It's not a yellowlegs. Look at the patterning of the scaps, coverts, tertials (uppers) and compare with LEYEs.

If its not a yellowlegs, then is it a Stilt Sandpiper or something else?

Here are all the common shorebirds for St. Croix at this time:

Stilt- Mabye

Baird's- Too Small and too short of a beak

Least- Too small

Pectoral- Mabye

Semipalmated Sandpiper- Too small

Short-billed dowitcher- Too long of a bill

Woodcock- No

Wilson's Snipe- No

Wilson's Phalarope- No

Spotted- No

Solitary- Too Small

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs- Mabye

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ed hogg said:

If its not a yellowlegs, then is it a Stilt Sandpiper or something else?

Here are all the common shorebirds for St. Croix at this time:

Stilt- Mabye

Baird's- Too Small and too short of a beak

Least- Too small

Pectoral- Mabye

Semipalmated Sandpiper- Too small

Short-billed dowitcher- Too long of a bill

Woodcock- No

Wilson's Snipe- No

Wilson's Phalarope- No

Spotted- No

Solitary- Too Small

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs- Mabye

 

 

 

I love the systematic, process-of-elimination approach.

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