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Sandpiper

Observed: 1st September 2011 By: shrike07shrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birdsshrike07’s reputation in Birds
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reba's picture

sandpiper

All but certain a curlew sandpiper. Sometimes these need to be in the hand to be 100% certain. In the field good birders can be mistaken.

RoyW's picture

Not in this case!

There are species that do sometimes need to be examined "in the hand" (or scrutinised in high quality photos), but I don't really think that applies to Curlew Sandpiper.
This one is a juvenile.