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Doug Hardy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 8 Sep 2007 17:06:19 -0400
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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.
> http://www.jnphoto.net/dc.html
> Jeff Nadler