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Pectoral Sandpiper - Photo (c) Paul Cools, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
invertboy's ID: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

Yellow legs, unstreaked belly, white eye stripe...pretty sure that's it.

Posted by invertboy over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pectoral was one of the options I was considering last night. Also, considered a least sandpiper, which I tentatively IDed nearby.

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Do you have a sense of scale for this one. Pectorals are Dunlin size and Leasts are quite a bit smaller. Pectorals in proportion are a little more rotund then Leasts and the base of their bills are typically lighter (and a little longer). This feels more like a Least to me, but without knowing the size it's another tough call. If while you were taking the photo you felt like it was large the I would go Pectoral and conversely if it seemed small then I'd say Least.

Posted by cyric over 4 years ago (Flag)
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It was in a mixed herd, so I'll check my other photos (and see if I cropped anything out of this one) to get a sense of scale. Plenty of dunlins around so hope I got one in the frame.

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Second picture added. Bird in question is located lower right. Smaller than a dunlin, so a least sandpiper?

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
cyric's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Based on that second photo, I'd say for sure a Least

Posted by cyric over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
hartvillestuff's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by hartvillestuff over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
calopteryx's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by calopteryx 6 months ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
d_kluza's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by d_kluza 3 months ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
fm5050's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Posted by fm5050 3 months ago (Flag)
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Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Least Sandpiper - Photo (c) Nick Chill, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
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Pectoral Sandpiper - Photo (c) Paul Cools, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
invertboy's ID: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
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