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Sanderling

Calidris alba

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Sanderling

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QuigCrew
QuigCrew 9 years ago

I'm certainly not doubting you. I've just struggled to understand/see the differences as I've looked at the couple of field guides that we have.

TampaDave
TampaDave 9 years ago

They are really tough to differentiate. I'm using Sibley's Guide to Birds which has the different plumages and I try to find the closest match. I could very easily have mis-IDed this one.

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 9 years ago

Great shot, love the reflection and leg pose. Question for you - how do you differentiate between the Sanderling and a Sand Piper? I think we have both over here on Atlantic coast and we're never quite sure which is which.

TampaDave
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TampaDave

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2006
Submitted on Apr 5, 2011

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