After reviewing my photos and field guides,  I am almost certain I saw a Spotted Sandpiper today.  This bird may be in transitional plumage.  The pot-bellied appearance, white eye-stripe, and orangish bill w/black spot were evident.  My sliver of doubt lays in behavior:  I did not notice an obvious bobbing while foraging.  Killdeer appeared to be larger.  I hope the bird sticks around for others to see.
Bryan Prather
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St. Louis. Co., Mo.

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Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 3:47 PM
Subject: Possible Spotted Sandpiper-Creve Coeur Park

Water Works Road Pool
Creve Coeur Park

A possible Spotted Sandpiper feeding in the mud pools w/Snipe.  Orange bill w/dark tip.  No spots. 

Bryan Prather
St.Louis Co., Mo.

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