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

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sttweston Senior Member • Posts: 1,418
Re: more shore birds

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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