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So ---- was there ever an opinion about this shorebird?    and the reasons why it's probably a ????

Ruth Stewart

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.
> 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