Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

ML62013081


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Andrew Guttenberg
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eBird Checklist S37810163
Three Forks - Sewage Lagoons (restricted access)
Gallatin, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 45.8878, -111.5381 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

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Observation details

Photos, video, audio. First impression was odd small Tringa. We initially were debating LEYE vs WIPH, and that led us to realize it didn't quite fit either. About the size of a WIPH (next to one for comparision) Looks much like a Lesser Yellowlegs, but with shorter green legs, stronger eyebrow, all white rump and darker capped. It had a slight decurve to the bill. Flew a short distance once to flash the bright rump and called which really made us realize it was something different. When Andrew suggested Wood Sandpiper Tom played back a little recording of calls and the bird responded immediately and aggressively and calls were same tone and style as recording. It did not respond to typical TOO TOO calls of LEYE at all. Bird is not chaseable due to restrictions of the sewage lagoon.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 6s
Lens model
iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
f-stop
f/2.2
Focal length
4.2 mm
Shutter speed
1/33 sec
ISO
160
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
425KB
Dimensions
2112 x 1795

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