Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:25 PM
probably all are wrong
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:35 PM
I'm inclined towards Long-billed based on the belly. Also, I believe Long-billed is more likely in Illinois.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:44 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:01 AM
Dowitcher Sp. by Laramore, on Flickr
I also saw this Stilt Sandpiper that had me somewhat confused til I got a better look at it. What is the deal with the white on it's rump? Just some leucism? The Dowitcher is in this pic too btw.
Shorebirds by Laramore, on Flickr
And sorry I forgot to add that these birds were seen in Missouri at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It is right across the river from Illinois though.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:15 AM
Also looking at the book it appears that Stilt Sandpiper does indeed have a white rump. I have never noticed that before and I have seen many.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:22 PM
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