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

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

> On Sep 23, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Steve Walter <> 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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