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I'm not good with dowitchers. I mainly identify by voice. My guess might be short billed. Has a slightly down curved bill, and an arched supercillium. See what others think

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As the guides note, heavily spotted neck and extensively barred sides with white in the belly, are the key field marks for the differences between LBDO and Atlantic SBDO.

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45 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

Today, Burke County GA, Farm Pond. Either one will be flagged as rare. Thanks.

Dude!  Good bird!

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Just now, Charlie Spencer said:

Dude!  Good bird!

Thanks. Lifer if I can figure out which one it is. I have seen only one other dowitcher and it was too distant to call.

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I have put it on eBird as Short-billed/Long-billed. If it's possible to tell which it is, perhaps the reviewer will call it.🤞

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5 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

I have put it on eBird as Short-billed/Long-billed. If it's possible to tell which it is, perhaps the reviewer will call it.🤞

This is definitely a Short-billed for the reasons Tony mentioned.

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22 minutes ago, akandula said:

This is definitely a Short-billed for the reasons Tony mentioned.

Thanks. I didn't understand Tony. I thought maybe he didn't know for sure.

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Definitely Short-Billed.  When they show breeding plumage, the long-billed have buffy borders limited to the tips of the feathers.....short-billed (like yours) have the buffy edging extend all the way up the sides of the feathers too.

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22 minutes ago, Inastrangeland said:

Definitely Short-Billed.  When they show breeding plumage, the long-billed have buffy borders limited to the tips of the feathers.....short-billed (like yours) have the buffy edging extend all the way up the sides of the feathers too.

Thank you. I believe this would be a County first. 

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