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Old Oct 18, 2004, 2:21 AM   #1
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I think this is an American Golden. Anyone?




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Old Oct 18, 2004, 8:04 AM   #2
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Hard to tell. The legs seem a bit long (but this angle could be playing tricks) but the white over the eye seems good. The breast speckels should go down further (almost completely around from the pictures I found.)

So my guess is that this isn't a golden. Don't know what it is, and I could be wrong... I'm not great with shore birds.

http://www.featheredfotos.com/spppag...ican%20GP.html

One thing you might try in the future. Take the pictures at different angles. Low down works very well for shore birds.

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Looks like a juvenile winter plumage according to an Audubon Field Guide I just borrowed. I'm afraid at this point I take what I can get as far as angles go. These guys are always in the mud flats and I'm above in the rocks.

Those are some really beautiful pictures in the site reference eric.

More color in these pics and very different look for the same bird.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/program...en-Plover.html

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