********** Weekly Wildlife Thread. 3 - 30 to 4 -5 **********

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: more shore birds
In reply to ysal, Mar 30, 2013

nice variety and well presented, you did well on ID's

Yes  willet,

Yes whimbrel,

the unknown sandpipers, look like dowitchers, there is long-billed and short-billed to choose from,

however, "Distinguishing wintering or juvenile Short-billed Dowitchers from the Long-billed species is very difficult and, even given examination their subtlety different body shapes, cannot always be isolated to a particular species. They differ most substantially in vocalizations."

(from a cited wikipedia paragraph)

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