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Hello everyone,

Glad to see the forums are working again!

I was birding in Prince Edward Island, Canada this week (early August 2018) and would like some confirmations/help with shorebird IDs.

Thanks for the help!

 

1. Ruddy Turnstones? (based on bright legs, reddish back and black markings) https://www.flickr.com/photos/134515731@N02/shares/619L62

2. Lesser Yellowlegs? (legs longer than tail, beak slightly longer than head,...) https://www.flickr.com/photos/134515731@N02/shares/9DMRZ1

3. Least Sandpiper? https://www.flickr.com/photos/134515731@N02/shares/9H9uP1

4. The first two in this photo seem to have darker bellies than the third; two species? https://www.flickr.com/photos/134515731@N02/shares/Lj962k

5. Also two species? The two almost side-by-side seem to have different bill lengths. https://www.flickr.com/photos/134515731@N02/shares/Y3Z178

 

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1. Yes, Ruddy Turnstone

2. to 5. Pass on the birds in flight except to note that 3. appears to have black legs which would rule out Least.

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  1. Ruddy Turnstone seconded
  2. Yes, I'd say Lesser Yellowlegs
  3. These look like Leasts. The legs are in shadow, but the compact body and fairly short, slightly down-curved, pointed bills fit.
  4. Black-bellied Plovers in various stages of molt. Short, stocky bills and dark axillaries
  5. Sanderlings.
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