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#1 meghann

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:32 AM

I've been shooting my camera for a long time, and in the past it was aimed at birds a lot, but I wasn't into birding yet, so I have a lot where I didn't know what it was I was shooting at the time. I've been going through those old photos, and a lot I can ID now, but sometimes I can't.

I am terrible with shore birds. Lake Belton, Texas, May 2008. (this is cropped way down, the bird was pretty small.)

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This one I want to know just out of curiosity, if anyone knows. It was at a zoo, so there's no telling where this bird is originally from.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:37 AM

I'm guessing Western Sandpiper for the first and the second is a Black-necked Stilt

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#3 meghann

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:47 AM

Ah, the Stilt is even a regional bird for where that zoo was located. I've never see one!

The neck was really dark, which makes me hesitant on a western. I'm going to wait for some more opinions. :)

I do have some more angles to the shore bird, although it was super sunny that day, so the lighting is a bit harsh.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

The shorebird looks more like a Semipalmated Sandpiper with that bill, but I'll wait for more photos before I call it. Do you have larger pics, maybe? I could try editing them a little.

I agree with Black-necked Stilt on your second bird. Was it in an exhibit?

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#5 meghann

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

yeah, the stilt was in an exhibit type area, but not a completely enclosed one, which is why I was able to get a shot like that.

That shorebird pic, you can click through to Flickr and see it larger, but I wasn't able to get very close.

Here's all the rest of the shorebird shots, Liam, just for you. I noticed looking again in the first one that there were two. These are totally unedited, just cropped.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

Whoa, I had no idea adding that link would embed a slideshow. :blink: Just click through to see the set on Flickr, and you can view each pic a bit larger.

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#7 Liam

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Thanks. Slightly edited. I'm seeing green legs, which suggest Least Sandpiper.

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