Pectoral Sandpiper?

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3 years 8 months ago #86569 by Johann
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Hi Guys

Been looking around here for while but my first post, and I need some help please?

Is this a pandpiper?

I saw this at Klopperfontein Dam in Kruger on Sun 16 March



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3 years 8 months ago #86570 by gordon
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Hi lowveldboy,

It is not a Pectoral Sandpiper as that would have a decurved bill.

I have asked Trevor Hardaker to have a look at it. Let's see what he says...

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3 years 8 months ago #86571 by Johann
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Thank You Gordon!

I have had a look at Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank and Pectoral Sanpiper. Only other I can come up with is a Lesser Yellowleg

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3 years 8 months ago #86572 by gordon
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My choice would be between a Lesser Yellowlegs and a Wood Sandpiper.

It is not a traditional Wood Sandpiper as there is no strong supercillium on this bird.

Maybe some other folk have some opinions on it?

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3 years 7 months ago #86573 by Jeff Curnick
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My first thought was Woody but the lack of supercillium threw me off -- Lesser Yellowlegs would be rather nice!!

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3 years 7 months ago #86574 by DevillEars
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I would go for Wood Sandpiper. Lets hope I'm wrong so we can all head to the kruger for a mega ;)

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3 years 7 months ago #86575 by John Young
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I'd be inclined to go with Wood Sandpiper. I had one last year at the Eston ponds in KZN where the white supercilium was also not as pronounced as one might associate with this species.

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3 years 7 months ago #86578 by gordon
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OK, I've got some feedback from some overseas experts who are more familiar with waders. They all reckon it is a Wood Sandpiper albeit with the almost invisible supercillium... <!-- s:duck: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/duck.gif" alt=":duck:" title="Fear" /><!-- s:duck: -->

Cheers,
Gordon

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3 years 7 months ago #86579 by Johann
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Thanks Gordon!

Maybe not we were all hoping for but hey this situations is exactly what makes this hobby so much fun!! <!-- s:duck: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/duck.gif" alt=":duck:" title="Fear" /><!-- s:duck: --> :D

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3 years 7 months ago #86580 by wildtuinman
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Dave, do you have photos from other angles of your bird?

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