another Shorebird ID

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pacman
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another Shorebird ID

pic taken at Ballina, NSW in Oct '11 - hesitantly I say nonbreeding Curlew Sandpiper

ID please

Woko
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More likely a sharp-tailed sandpiper I think, pacman, based on the shape of the bill. It's a bit straighter than a curlew sandpiper bill which is longer &  has a more pronounced downward curve than that of the sharp-tailed sandpiper. However, other views may be forthcoming.

Owen1
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Sorry a bit late but I would agree with Curlew Sand. The Sharpies have chestnut on the forhead.

Cheers, Owen.

pacman
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thanks

I am still hesitant with Shorebird ID

Peter

Windhover
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Curlew Sandpiper. You can see the slight curve in the bill of the front bird in the second image.

Woko
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Other views have been forthcoming!!

pacman
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thanks

Peter

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