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Peep flyover in Florida Panhandle

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I STINK at peeps in general but... I feel I can see a white rump here. So my GUESS is white-rumped sandpiper. If I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing, someone will confirm that.

I find it interesting that some are flying with their legs extended and some are not. Is this normal?

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I'm seeing lesser yellowlegs as the birds with extended legs, the pattern on the underwing matches pretty well (shown in the upper rightmost bird).

Edited by redcoot

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The term “peeps” usually refers to these five calidrids: Semipalm, Least, Western, White-rumped and Baird’s.

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this is what I get for reading a title and going with it. Once I saw "peep" my mind didn't think outside of that.  Shame on me... 

I have a hard enough time with some of the sandpipers on the ground... 

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On 2/8/2019 at 11:56 AM, millipede said:

this is what I get for reading a title and going with it. Once I saw "peep" my mind didn't think outside of that.  Shame on me... 

I have a hard enough time with some of the sandpipers on the ground... 

I've taken a vow to never use the word except in describing the sound some chicks make.  I think it may arouse more ire than 'seagulls' or 'Canadian Geese'.  I'll stick with 'shorebirds' instead. 

Edited by Charlie Spencer
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