Date: 12/2/19 8:04 am
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fernhill "Western" sandpiper
Right click on item to be "cut" hit cut or copy, then right click where
you want it and hit paste :}. But yes, clearly a Dunlin, The gray hood
with clean white flanks, back color about like a dowitcher in winter.
Dunlin can be spotted from great distance by these points. Only other
likely option is Least, I have seen folks call Dunlin Least as well, but
the Least posture of crouching is much different and Least lack the gray
hood and are browner, a bit darker on back, and clean white flanks not as

Bird popped up on Rare Bird alert today in Washington County.

Bob Archer

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:45 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>

> I 'm sorry l don't know how to cut and paste. There are pictures in
> the checklist. They look like Dunlin to me. Dear birders far and wide, bear
> in mind the default Sandpiper in the Willamette basin from Nov 1 to April 1
> is Dunlin, of which there are thousands. Least Sandpiper is no 2. Then
> there are Long-billed Dowitchers and Greater Yellowlegs, both of which are
> often missed on coastal CBCs despite a host of champions pursuing them.
> Western Sandpipers winter in Peru, whether darkest or brightest l cannot
> confirm. Better ask Paddington Bear.lpn

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