Date: 8/12/17 9:57 pm
From: Craig Miller <gismiller...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Baird's Sandpiper?
Hi Rick,

I agree. The golden throat and breast color suggest juvenile. The long
primaries, black legs, and thin straight bill are indeed the confirming
field marks.


Craig Miller

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:51 PM, Richard Leinen <rick.lumen...>

> I saw this sandpiper at Tualatin River NWR today. It was south of the
> canel, quite distant and there was heavy overcast, so my picture is not
> great.
> I believe it is a Baird’s Sandpiper. Black legs, black bill that is thin
> and straight. It appears that its primaries are longer than its tail. You
> can view the image here:
> Comments, yea or nay welcomed.
> Rick

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