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Pectoral Sandpiper in New Brunswick, Canada

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Got these extremely cropped pics today on Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy.   Just by the chest, I am pretty sure it is a Pectoral Sandpiper.  I ran the pic through Merlin and it came up with Stilt sandpiper.  I would be extremely pleased if it was so.  There has been one seen here lately, but it is a rarity and I don't think it has been seen for a week or more.  I did see what I know is a Pectoral in a different part of the same marsh today.  So I just want to rule out the possibility that I am wrong and it actually is a Stilt.  Poor pics, but like I said, extremely cropped.  Greater Yellowlegs give a clue to size.




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I just found another pic of the same bird (the one on the right)  It does have a very slender bill.  I can't make out the other 2  shorebirds either.  I think they are 2 different species.  Very common in this marsh are Semi-palmated plover and sandpiper  as well as Black Bellied Plover.


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