Sunday 8-24.  Monroe county IL.
 
Yep.  The lead sandpipers are buffies:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/golden12.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb1.jpg
Striking birds smaller than the big plovers:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb5.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb2.jpg
 
A easy ID.
buff head,neck and under-body, dark-beady white-ringed eye:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb4.jpg
dark upper with white feather edging, looking like "white-netting"
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb3.jpg
 
Note. - the lack of white scapular "braces"
         - the upper-backs "netting" can align into white lines:
           (this the lead into the next post)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/bb6.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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