[Tweeters] RE: request: help identifying a peep

Mark Filteau marklfilteau at mac.com
Tue Jun 13 07:48:37 PDT 2017

Thank you to Ken, Brian, and Christopher for helping clarify this as a
Semipalmated sandpiper. The bill was the telling point. I didn't think
this area was in their range.

From: Mark Filteau [mailto:marklfilteau at mac.com]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 18:34
To: 'tweeters at u.washington.edu' <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: request: help identifying a peep


I'm new at identifying shorebirds. I think this is a western sandpiper, but
I'm not 100% sure. These pictures were taken at 3 Crabs on Saturday the
3rd. Size is about 6 inches, +/- 1 inch. No sounds while I was watching.
I was shooting into the wind but couldn't get closer because the bird was on
private property.



Thank you,


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