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Monroe county IL.  
 
A standard mudflat puzzle is Semi-palmated vs Western.
(temp. was hot and birds were raising their back feathers to cool)
 

Here Westerns showing the rufous scapulars:(not so long-billed male)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westsand2.jpg
Long-billed. female:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westsand1.jpg
 
Here Semi-palmateds lacking the rufous scapular line:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/semi-sand2.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/semi-sand1.jpg
 

Here together:(you start to key on the rufous scap. line)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westsemi.jpg
Western with a Baird's:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westbairds.jpg 
Western with Least:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westleast.jpg
 
Western "Mohawk" forehead:(a incidental field mark)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/westsand.jpg
A earlier posted Western (Hanging Foot) also showed this "Mohawk" forehead:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/badfoot1.jpg
 
Here can you name the 5 shorebirds?
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/group.jpg
 
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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