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Quite confused about this one.

Perhaps a semipalmated? it is just seems too big when one takes into account the size if the phalarope in the back. Anyway, any help will be appreciated.

thanks in advance

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When and where was this taken? That bill looks awfully long and droopy for a Semipalmated Sandpiper, but I don't see how there would be a Western Sandpiper this time of year with absolutely no rufous on the body whatsoever....

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Both birds can be confidently called Semipalmated due to plumage and time of year. There's a good bit of variation in bill length/shape, and the bird on the right is definitely on the longer end of the spectrum.

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