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#1 hbvol

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

I was thinking solitary but another birder walked up and said spotted because he was bobbing while feeding. Today in Chattanooga TN

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http://www.flickr.co...N05/7122649507/

Also same location, different "bird", very different!

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#2 Liam

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Looks like a Solitary. Yellowlegs have longer bills and appear less green.
I think your turtle may be a Common Snapping Turtle.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Agree with Solitary, spotted are actually spotted on the belly, see attached pic of a Spotted Sandpiper:

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#4 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

With that tail, the turtle definitely looks like a common snapper. Agree with Solitary Sandpiper, too.

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