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These are the last ones from Saturday's outing. The first two are barely cropped from the sides, nothing top or bottom. They were that close. As I was leaving and at the end of the parking lot, there I saw five out of the corner of my eye, apparently fighting to get to a floating fish in the water. I quickly parked at got these at the tail end of the spat. One adult got the fish and flew directly away from me so no shot of him. I got this juvie and one of the adults. This is the same juvie that was in the tree with a fish in the earlier set. 

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I went back out to the dam this morning from 8:00-10:30 or so and will explain these three away. It appears the Heron has a broken toe. The two Eagle are in the neighborhood of 250-300 yards away. The bottom Eagle has a fish. The last pic is around the same distance or more. Two Eagles are trying to steal a fish from an Osprey.

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12 hours ago, sunobskt said:

can anybody id this one? I couldn't make headway. Daufuskie Island 2 weeks ago.

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its a Calidris sandpiper species LOL. i suck at these guys. 

 

any other shots of the bird showing the legs or flanks?

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21 hours ago, sunobskt said:

can anybody id this one? I couldn't make headway. Daufuskie Island 2 weeks ago.

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Great shot and as usual, @rocco comes through.

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I made it out to the dam today, probably the last time before my surgery Tue.  I got my first Eagle fishing series in a few weeks. Also another Juvie, an Osprey and Great Blue Heron.

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On 6/18/2020 at 9:34 AM, rocco said:

its a Calidris sandpiper species LOL. i suck at these guys. 

 

any other shots of the bird showing the legs or flanks?

I may be missing  something with the clidris sandpiper thing but here goes, same as a sanderling?

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sorry, that was a bird nerd joke. Calidris is the genus of most of the small wading birds we call sandpipers. those in the Calidris genus are also collectively called "peeps".  there's about a dozen different species in the genus, so i was basically saying its a sandpiper. your's does look like a sanderling. the other one could be a sanderling, semipalmated sandpiper or least sandpiper i suppose. 

1 hour ago, sunobskt said:

I may be missing  something with the clidris sandpiper thing but here goes, same as a sanderling?

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