Date: 4/18/17 3:28 pm
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Herbert Farm (Corvallis) Shorebirds (incl. Solitary Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher)
They both look like Leasties to me. Bill tapered and thin and is slightly
droopy, legs greenish yellow like a Leastie also.

Tim

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...> wrote:

> There's a peep behind the Least Sandpiper in your photo on eBird (
> ML54959341
> <https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/54959341?__hstc=60209138.2c4333759195d609a4c764f7936890ff.1487192464112.1492543457265.1492550283095.91&__hssc=60209138.1.1492550283095&__hsfp=2717996492>)
> that I'm pretty sure is a Semipalmated Sandpiper. It has a short bill,
> black legs, dark cap and cheeks, gray across its chest (shown better in
> ML54959611
> <https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/54959611?__hstc=60209138.2c4333759195d609a4c764f7936890ff.1487192464112.1492543457265.1492550283095.91&__hssc=60209138.1.1492550283095&__hsfp=2717996492>),
> and more brown on the back than Western Sandpiper, all of which point to
> Semipalmated Sandpiper.
>
> Jacob Mathison
> Corvallis, Oregon
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> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<hhactitis...>');>> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> At Herbert Farm south of Corvallis, I found the following shorebirds this
>> morning:
>>
>> 4 Killdeer, 139 Least Sandpipers, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers (flew off,
>> calling "tu tu tu"), 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 35 Greater
>> Yellowlegs
>>
>> A lone Bank Swallow was circling the mudflats, and I heard a distant Sora.
>>
>> Happy Spring Migration
>>
>> Hendrik
>>
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