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|Date: 4/18/17 4:01 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: [corvallis-birding] Herbert Farm (Corvallis) Shorebirds (incl. Solitary Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher)
|Hi Jacob (and all),
I can see how the second bird has a slightly more capped look and a dark
cheek patch, but - as others have already pointed out - it has all the
characteristics of a Least Sandpiper. Here is another picture of the bird
that shows the leg color a bit better: image
Herbert Farm is a cool area, and who knows what all will show up there!
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
> There's a peep behind the Least Sandpiper in your photo on eBird (
> 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
> and more brown on the back than Western Sandpiper, all of which point to
> Semipalmated Sandpiper.
> Jacob Mathison
> Corvallis, Oregon
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
>> Hello all,
>> At Herbert Farm south of Corvallis, I found the following shorebirds this
>> 4 Killdeer, 139 Least Sandpipers, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers (flew off,
>> calling "tu tu tu"), 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs, 35 Greater
>> A lone Bank Swallow was circling the mudflats, and I heard a distant Sora.
>> Happy Spring Migration
>> Hendrik G. Herlyn
>> Corvallis, OR
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