Sharptailed sandpiper ?

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Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby Will Parsons » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:27 pm

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This afternoon among a flock of 58 Bartailed godwit saw these two birds I believe are sharptailed sandpiper. Please help me to identify as I find these birds challenging to properly id.
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Re: Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby RussCannings » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:37 pm

Hi Will,

These are Red Knots. The blotchy orange on the belly of the left bird is what is left of its breeding plumage.

Nice birds for Marlborough.

Russ
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Re: Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby Will Parsons » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:41 pm

Thanks Russ then I presume they are the Lesser knot?
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Re: Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby Wandoona » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:59 pm

Curlew sandpiper?
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Re: Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby RussCannings » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:40 am

Will Parsons wrote:Thanks Russ then I presume they are the Lesser knot?


That's right Will. (Red = Lesser)
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Re: Sharptailed sandpiper ?

Postby Wandoona » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:54 pm

Yes, checked on my computer with a decent screen ; red knot. Will

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