millipede Posted May 25 Share Posted May 25 May 16th, 2023. (Actually have a ton more photos, wish I had a second set of eyes on every one, but these will do.) I hope to one day get better at identifying these in the field. What I do if the lighting isn't great, etc, is just take pictures and sort it out later. It's getting easier to do that with books now but I like confirmations. 🙂 Semipalmated sandpiper? Dark legs, thicker not so curved bill, wings don't project beyond the tail... 1. 2. sesa? 3. Sesa or wrsa? Bad angle. Actual white rump there or, just bad angle? 4. All three sesa? Just different plumages? 5. Mostly sesa? I feel like the bird on the far right LOOKS bigger, straight-ish bill, almost looks like baird's but, the wing projection doesn't seem to go beyond the tail... 6. Also mostly sesa, with lesa mixed in? western or white-rumped? 7. 8. I thought these two were WESA until another picture of the same birds showed the leg color better. lesa? And I'm seeing that western wouldn't have that much reddish brown towards the end of the wings, and they'd have a lighter face. (I'll get the hang of these, some day) 9. Not sure what I want to make this one. What's the defining marks to ID this bird? 10. Wilson's phalaropes: If you could scan these images to help me count them or pick out anything else of interest, that would be good. 🙂Maybe just add up the most number of males and females... [ 11. Potential white-rumped sandpiper on the left? Thin bill, looks like some color at the base of it? 12. White rumped? 13. Poor focus 😞 14. This is definitely bigger than the least behind it... 15. Same birds: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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