Date: 8/27/17 11:04 pm
From: <condor262001...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Need ID Help Baird's Sandpiper
I went looking for the Baird's Sandpiper on Saturday and Sunday.
Took the Dirt Road (between dry and wet side of Santa Ana river area) 1/4 mile west
from the the Lakeview Bridge as noted in previous posts. Looked on the near shore of the wet side and saw many Yellowlegs and W Sandpipers. However, on Sunday one bird could have been a Baird's based on guidebook images and the observation that the wing feathers seem to extend past the tail. It looked different though from the image that Don Hoechlin posted a few days days ago from the same area. As I am not familiar with the bird I could easily have misidentified it. It would not be the first time. Any help would be appreciated. Not my best photo but here is the link.

Jim Hecht
Hermosa Beach CA

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