How about a little shore bird...Need ID

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These were cute little birds, I thought. Don't know what it is though.

thanks in advance for ID.

Critique welcome

Cheers
Gale
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Thanks Mike,

Thought, what is wrong with this one, i must have really botched it up.

Pretty much oob. Shot in Sebastian. Very bright sun.

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Gale
 
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Hi Gale,

Thanks for sharing this very nice image. Couldn't help but notice the blue and red bands on it's legs. As for ID a killdeer comes to mind but it appears more fluffed out than I have seen in the past.
 
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Thank You Gordon.

Maybe well fed and fat. lol Killdeer hummmm

I was also curious about both the bands.

Maybe hand raised a let go to the wild.

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Gale
 
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Hi Gale, a Killdeer would be my guess as well, but the tail looks too short and the red eye-ring seems to be missing. It really is in one for Janet.

As for the bands, they more usually mean it has been captured and banded for tracking purposes. Again, it's probably worth your while PMing Janet and asking her to check this thread out. She'll be able to tell if you it's worthwhile reporting this bird to the appropriate place (the color-coded bands usually mean something).

Sorry for the vague "call Janet" answer, but hope it helps a tiny bit.

Neil
 
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Hi Gale! You got an easy one...that's a Ruddy Turnstone. Most shorebirds are very difficult but this one is one of the few that's really distinct, with that dark rusty coloration and the neck collar. Nice shot, he let you get pretty close!

As for the bands, there are all sorts of banding projects going on. I can do a little research and see if there's someone to report it to...there is a clearing house for this kind of stuff.
 
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Hi Janet,

Was going to ask you if that should be reported. Harris got a pelican with a band. Wonder if we should all report these banded birds.

Thank you for the link and the ID sure appreciate it.

I got fairly close. I was using the 80-400 VR..

Love tha lens. :>)) as if you couldn't tell hehehehe

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Gale
 
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Harris,

If you report you Pelican with the metal band you get a certificate.

I reported the Little Ruddy Turnstone. No cert for this guy tho.

Thank You to Janet for this.

Cheers
Gale
 

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