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E. Dorset, VT
> Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 08:41:10 -0400
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Help with Sandpiper ID (way off topic)
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> 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.
> We realize that this has very little to do with Vermont birds but would appreciate some help.
> Larry and Mona