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Keri Charles <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:13:45 -0400
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Personally I use the Bird Identification Help Group over at Flickr when I
can't ID a bird using my field guides. Some of the people who ID birds are
professionals and some are not, but if there are contradictory IDs on a
photo usually there ends up being a really good discussion on field marks
and what makes it one species versus another.

Here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bird_id_group/

Keri in Norwich

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Martha McClintock <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Looks like a sanderling but I defer to the experts....
> But, along the idea of id help.  Last week, I sent links to some pictures
> to Jim Mead and he graciously helped me with an id (Thanks, Jim...it was a
> life bird for me)  Last night, my sister-in-law sent me some pix of fall
> warblers and I could id all but one for her.  Is there a good" or best way
> to ask people for id help?  I don't want to annoy.....
> Thanks,
> Martha
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Larry and Mona Rogers <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >     We were at Jones Beach on Long Island last week and saw a lot of
> > medium sized sandpipers with black legs, a longish slightly downcurved
> > bill, and dark eye stripe and neck ring.  We can't figure out what we
> saw.
> >  They looked ploverish but the bill was too long and thin.
> >
> >
> http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/LarryandMona/media/MysterySandpiper_zps2e461dbf.jpg.html
> >     We realize that this has very little to do with Vermont birds but
> > would appreciate some help.
> >     Thanks,
> >         Larry and Mona
> >