Re: [wsbn] Re: Baird's Sandpipers
- Yes, I agree that they are Westerns. The photos look to be much closer than the view that I had, better lighting too. I wondered about the bill length, a little downturned too, but I guess I thought I was seeing the buffy wash across the breast.Bob Bradley----- Original Message -----From: aesein.alveraSent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:34 AMSubject: [wsbn] Re: Baird's Sandpipers
Apologies if this one is a double post. I tried to post it yesterday and never saw it come through, so I'm giving it another shot:
Visited Redlands North Pond this morning (8/1) to look for the Baird's Sandpiper pair that was spotted yesterday by Bob. As soon as I arrived I spotted the birds and snapped some pictures. Once I got home I sat down with the book and shared the pictures with my folks and we agreed that they don't seem to be an exact match to Baird's. I'm not 100% sure what they are though. They seem to match some of the marks for Western Sandpiper, and one person who saw my photo online suggested juvenile Dunlin as well.
The birds seemed to be pretty happy there so they may stick around if you want to go take a look at them!
Here's a link to the photos: