It would be great if any photos of this bird be made available for public 
viewing.  Rump or no rump. Thanks in advance.

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Andrew Baksh
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> On Sep 23, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Steve Walter <swalte...@verizon.net> wrote:
> 
> I hate to do this – and I saw the bird in question – but it looks like a 
> Dunlin to me. While I wait to see other people’s photographs showing a white 
> rump, I’ve gone over my pictures. All other characteristics are perfectly in 
> line with what a juvenile Dunlin might exhibit in late September. Most 
> importantly, the breast is streaked with black. I don’t know of any plumage 
> of Curlew Sandpiper that would have that. The upperparts are rather typical 
> of a juvenile’s molt. Gray feathers have replaced most of the juvenile 
> feathers on the back. The coverts and tertials are still juvenile, with some 
> of the latter still showing some rufous edging. There is one rufous feather 
> in the scapulars; often there will be a couple more. The bill, while on the 
> longer extreme of Dunlin bill length, doesn’t appear to be out of range. I 
> could find a few others in my photo collection of the same length and 
> curvature. The bird’s overall structure, including thick neck and large head, 
> also favor Dunlin.
>  
>  
> Steve Walter
> Bayside, NY
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