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confirm stilt sandpiper

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Lebanon PA, yesterday (9-1)

Assuming stilt sandpiper due to subtle rusty cheek patch, slight droop of the bill.  But - I'm not very good with shore birds, especially when they're not full breeding plumage.

 

thanks in advance

stilt sandpiper.JPG

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Yes, this is a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. Note the medium size, long, greenish legs, and long, decurved bill. Breeding adults have heavily barred black-and-white underparts, a dark blotched back, white eyebrows, and rufous cheeks. Nonbreeding adults are grayer overall, with prominent white eyebrows and pale underparts. Juveniles have long, yellow-green legs, a scaly look on the back, whitish underparts, and buffy tones on the neck and head.

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