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Hello Forum!

Thank you for all of your recent help in identifying my first west coast birds. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!  I've got a few more that I can't quite place and would appreciate some help. Thanks!

1. The Merlin Bird App keeps pegging this one as a non-breeding or juvenile Black-Bellied Plover. It was larger than nearby sanderlings, smaller than willetts. Can anyone confirm?

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2. I'm really hoping to have captured one of the local feral parrot species of the area and not just a couple of escape pets.  The yellow on the side points to Chevron. Can anyone confirm?

49588697488_3a69178ec9_z.jpgDSC_2852 by degibox, on Flickr

49589188476_8de9f45282.jpgDSC_2853 by degibox, on Flickr

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4. Lesser Yellow-legs???

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5. For this last set I'm hoping I've captured the West Coast seagull trifecta of California Gull, Western Gull, and Heerman's Gull. Western seems certain. Are there any California's in there? The one in the center of of the last pick was IDed as Heerman's by Merlin Bird ID but also marked as Rare. Would love human confirmation.

A. 

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B.

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C.

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56 minutes ago, Trevor L. said:

I can ID the parakeets (Nanday) and the center gull in the last photo (Heermann’s), but nothing else.

Ah! I see the black on the parakeets heads that Yellow-chevrons don't have. Thank you so much!

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1. Black-bellied Plover

2. pass

3. Not a yellowlegs. Hard to tell, but maybe a Sanderling/Western Sandpiper. 
4. I see Heerman’s, many California, and at least one Western. 

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5 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:
  1. Black-bellied Plover
  2. Nanday Parakeet
  3. Sanderling/Western Sandpiper  (Need closer pictures)
  4. A. & B. California and Western Gulls,   C. Heermann's Gull

Jefferson,

 

Would you happen to know if the bird in these photo is a Western Sandpiper? Thanks!

-Peter

 

49591631088_5486904e7f.jpgDSC_2787 by degibox, on Flickr

DSC_2787 by degibox, on Flickr

49591631083_0820c83835_w.jpgDSC_2786 by degibox, on Flickr

 

49591631053_ae671622e9_w.jpgDSC_2784 by degibox, on Flickr

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3 minutes ago, FineFeatheredFriends said:

Jefferson,

 

Would you happen to know if the bird in these photo is a Western Sandpiper? Thanks!

-Peter

Actually, I'm looking at Cornell's site now and it appears that the dark shoulder patch makes it a Sanderling and not a Western. Oh, well. Perhaps next trip out west!

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FFF, you're better off starting a new topic than adding photos to an existing one.  People who have seen that the first photos have been identified may not reopen the updated topic.  You won't get the widest range of opinions.

Thanks!

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14 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

FFF, you're better off starting a new topic than adding photos to an existing one.  People who have seen that the first photos have been identified may not reopen the updated topic.  You won't get the widest range of opinions.

Thanks!

Much apprecieted!

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Jefferson,

 

Would you happen to know if the bird in these photo is a Western Sandpiper? Thanks!

-Peter

 

49591631088_5486904e7f.jpgDSC_2787 by degibox, on Flickr

DSC_2787 by degibox, on Flickr

49591631083_0820c83835_w.jpgDSC_2786 by degibox, on Flickr

 

49591631053_ae671622e9_w.jpgDSC_2784 by degibox, on Flickr

 

 

Actually, I'm looking at Cornell's site now and it appears that the dark shoulder patch makes it a Sanderling and not a Western. Oh, well. Perhaps next trip out west!

Yes, I think it is a Sanderling.

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