[CT Birds] photo ID help

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 10 19:22:22 EDT 2012


Hi John,
I'd say both birds are Least Sandpipers, bright rufous juvenile on the left, 
duller adult on the right.  If you disregard their coloration and markings, and 
just look at the shapes of their bodies, heads, and bills, then they look 
identical.  White-rumped would be noticeably larger than a Least.

It was great (finally) meeting you,  in Florida, at the Thick-billed Vireo.
  
Best,
Frank Mantlik 



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From: "john at birdspix.com" <schwarzjs at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Fri, August 10, 2012 6:34:10 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] photo ID help


I'd welcome some input, including age, on these two sandpipers, taken at 
Menunketesuck Flats off Westbrook at noon today. My thought was likely Least for 
the left (legs are not black, but not clearly yellow either), White-rumped for 
the right. 




http://www.birdspix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Sandpipers-6537-cr.jpg

John Schwarz
Westbrook


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