Nice photos, Jeff!
Here are my thoughts:
Images 1-3: Baird's Sandpiper, with pale face, elongated look with long
primary projection, white-fringed scaled look to its back, and overall
buffy color. These look like juveniles, based esp. on the second image
Image 4: Yellowlegs, probably Lesser, but hard to say w/o a size
reference. Poorly defined streaking on the breast suggests juvenile to me.
Image 5: Semipalmated Plover. Again juvenile, here with black bill,
brown breast band, and white flecks on its crown.
Spencer Hardy, Norwich
Jeff Nadler wrote:
> A few photos from a morning visit at Dead Creek. Although taken in several
> far apart places, I beleive the several photos of the first sandpiper are the
> same species ( saw several of these together each time). The black legs but
> slightly curved bill, to me suggest juvy white-rumped, or western. (least have
> green-yellow legs and semi-palmated has straight bill). Not sure though. Can
> anyone offer ID suggestion? Thanks.
> Jeff Nadler