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Solitary Sandpiper and Greater Yellowlegs?

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Seen last weekend, in Oregon (W of the Cascades) near the Troutdale airport, close to the Columbia River. 


The first, a Solitary Sandpiper? Has white eye-ring, dark breast, possibly dull greenish legs. It seems sort of curious, since this area is not shown to be their typical range. 




There was a small flock of shorebirds (not sure if these are different):




The second, a Greater Yellowlegs? I'd say those are pretty "extensive dark bars on the flanks."




What do you think? Thanks! 

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You're correct on the first and last, and the flock of shorebirds are Least Sandpipers due to the yellow legs and short, droopy bills.

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Looking at both Sibley's and e-bird, they're unusual but far from unheard of in that part of the state. E-bird actually shows a fair number of recent (this month) records in the Willamette Valley, for instance.

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Good point. I see now, I was also checking "recent" birds instead of "nearby" birds when I looked on E-bird (still learning that app). I'll have to add it for the location I saw it.


Pretty neat sighting! Thanks so much!  

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