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I saw this bird bobbing in the weeds at the shallow end of an artificial pond at Hempstead Lake State Park, NY, this morning. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good look at its legs.

Is it a Solitary Sandpiper?



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Yes, if it bobs and has black bars on the wing feathers it is a Spotted Sandpiper, but if it has spots on those wing feathers, then it's a Solitary Sandpiper. That's gross, but useful.

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