Subject: [Tweeters] Canyon Park Wetlands sandpiper - more pictures and Date: Jul 7 11:23:04 2017 From: Barry Brugman - bbrug15 at gmail.com
Thanks to the birders who responded to my post of yesterday about the little shorebird I saw at Canyon Park Wetlands yesterday afternoon. The consensus was that it was a very early Baird's Sandpiper, but a couple of people mentioned Semipalmated Sandpiper. That put doubt in my mind, so I went back this morning (Friday) and to my pleased surprise, the little flock was still there.
I took a lot more pictures, and now I'm leaning toward Semipalmated Sandpiper.
I would really appreciate any opinions, ideas, or suggestions as to the identity of this bird. Here is a link to pictures and my reasons for changing my mind: