[CT Birds] Hammo Sandpiper Id help needed

Nick Bonomo nbonomo at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 07:15:57 EDT 2010


Hi Don,

Nice photos and a great description. It's a Pectoral Sandpiper. They
arrive in our area before the look-alike "peeps" do.

Nick

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:11 PM,  <Mntncougar at aol.com> wrote:
> At Hammo today, at the west end pool where the Godwit was last  year there
> was 1 sandpiper and about 100 gulls.  I can't match  the sandpiper to
> anything I know.  It has yellow legs and a 2-toned bill,  yellow base and black
> tip.  Seems closest to a Least Sandpiper, but I  thought it was a little
> bigger.  Does not seem to fit a Spotted Sandpiper  at all, unless its an
> in-between plumage I haven't seen before.  Link to a  few pics below - please help
> with ID:
>
> _http://www.photoshop.com/user/mntncougar/?trackingid=BTAGC&rlang=en_US&gall
> eryid=519efbe071284ae0a01698b52c3e5d5a&wf=shareslideshow_
> (http://www.photoshop.com/user/mntncougar/?trackingid=BTAGC&rlang=en_US&galleryid=519efbe07128
> 4ae0a01698b52c3e5d5a&wf=shareslideshow)
>
> Don Morgan
> Coventry
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