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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Alta

Flying Greater Yellowlegs? (and Lesser?)

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I see one yellowlegs, probably Greater in the second shot, (the top bird), and two in the top shot (upper left, lower right). The rest seem heavy-billed and short-bodied, perhaps Dowitchers.

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Thanks, that make sense.  Have never seen Dowitchers there, but they do look more like them.  I thought they had been flushed out of the land below, but perhaps they were just flying past.  Have seen plenty of Dowitchers North of here, and these were flying South.

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In the bottom photo there are definitely Dowitchers; the three birds furthest to the right and one furthest to the left are most clear.

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How short my memory is.  I did see Dowitchers last April in Guana River when I was paddling.

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13 minutes ago, Alta said:

How short my memory is.  I did see Dowitchers last April in Guana River when I was paddling.

Where they Short-memoried Dowitchers or Long--memoried Dowitchers? You often need to interview them to identify them.

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19 hours ago, douginBC said:

Nice photo! Look like Short-bills to me... if I'm remembering things correctly. 

Yup, shorties.  Steep forehead angle is a shortie's characteristic.

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