Sandpiper – but which one?
Besides the Sanderlings I got quite confused with the Sandpipers. But I think some of you know the problem.
Here are my suggestions and I’m thankful for every hint.
rather short bill, and definitely smaller than the Turnstone and still a bit smaller thanthe Plovers. What do you think?
Western or Least Sandpiper? > Least!
Thanks to the hint of the Twitterer @WorldWaders and Shorebird Expert György Szimuly: “If you see the leg colour it is easy. The Least Sp. is the only small Calidris with yellowish legs.” – And yes, it does have yellowish legs! Thank you.
Bill slightly curved downwards – much smaller than the Sanderling (last photo), but what about those reddish feathers on the back…