Unknown Sandpiper

by Jason King
(Tweed, ON Canada)

This was taken April 13, 2012 Tweed, On Canada

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Mar 13, 2013
Clearly a sandpiper but . . . NEW
by: GaryE

I think it is a juvenile. I looked through my bird books and I could not find a match . . . I am focusing on the eye location relative to the beak location . . . I came up with nothing.

I am pretty sure the bird is a juvenile so the next step is to see which juvenile birds frequent Tweed Ontario Canada and take a look a juvenile birds look like that.

So here is that list:

Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper

But both of those are typically only in that part of North America during breeding season. So I am more than a bit skeptical.

But here are links to pages which contain more information about them:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Solitary_Sandpiper/id

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Spotted_Sandpiper/id

but your bird does not look like either. You can try to take a look at similar species (on those pages) and see if you find a match -- you might have some weird cross breed or something but I can just not find even a close match.

Good Luck and let us know if you figure it out!

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