[CT Birds] FW: ID Help - Sanderling and Dunlin?

Michael Richardson michael_s_richardson at hotmail.com
Tue May 1 19:22:47 EDT 2012

Dunlin perhaps?   Though I thought dunlin were larger.






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Subject: [CT Birds] ID Help - Sanderling and what??


Looking for help with identification with the two different kinds of shore
birds shown in this photo:


 <http://flic.kr/p/bDsNYf> http://flic.kr/p/bDsNYf


I'm guessing the lighter-colored ones with the shorter beaks are just
Sanderlings (Calidris alba) No idea what the other ones are.  Any help is


Photo was taken at Long Beach in Stratford, CT on 3/24/2012 


Michael Richardson

Norwalk, CT

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