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Hi Christopher,

This is a Sanderling, mostly molted into alternate plumage.

Best,

Frank Fogarty

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 6:06 PM Christopher Ferro <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I have this guy/gal as a Semipalmated Sandpiper. It was hanging out with a
> Ruddy Turnstone in breeding plumage near the Nature Coast Biological
> Station on Cedar Key.
>
> Yes?
>
> Other birds for the day include a bunch of Magnificent Frigate birds
> dive-bombing some people in a small boat who were net fishing, from the
> looks of it; several dozen Least Sandpipers buzzing the fishing pier; a
> long Caspian Tern among a group of Royals.
>
> Earlier in the day I was in part of the Lower Suwannee River  National
> Wildlife Refuge (Shell Mound, mainly) and had a light morning of birding
> with several Carolina Chickadees, some Great Crested Flycatchers, a few
> Willets, and several Clapper Rails by the fishing pier.
>
> Fun day.
>
> Christopher Ferro
> Melbourne/Brevard County
> lonelybirder.org
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