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Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) discovered by Vernon (#4442)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 5, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
Posted on: September 6, 2014 @ 12:14 AM (diff: 0 days)

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By Lessa on 9/8/2014 10:51:21 AM

I'm thinking that the breast looks to white to be a spotted sandpiper. Hard to tell, and shorebirds are tough (I'm no expert)... but maybe it's a white-rumped sandpiper? (I'm using birds of NL) or a Least Sandpiper?

By Vernon on 9/8/2014 11:07:03 PM

I was very unsure about this myself, so I sent the picture to the Facebook Bird ID group, and the overwhelming choice was spotted sandpiper.

By Lessa on 9/9/2014 7:00:49 AM

OK, thanks for letting us know. Didn't know about the Facebook bird group.

By sam on 9/9/2014 6:18:26 PM

I am looking in , 'eastern birds', and it shows spotted sandpiper to be similar to your sighting, but it points out that the light is in the winter plumage. the summer plumage is shown as under parts spotted. I am wondering when they change to that , 'light', winter mode. so difficult to distinguish those sandpipers.

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