UPDATE: Two out of three’s not bad! Rather than semipalmated sandpipers, the first three pictures are of Sanderlings – the first two in non-breeding plumage and the third in breeding plumage. I got the Tennessee Warbler and the Swainson’s Thrush right. Thanks to Richard and Stan for their help.
A rainy day is a good day to go through the pictures I’ve taken lately. And once again I’m asking for help.
The first three I think are semipalmated sandpipers, but I’m not sure. I’m going by the black legs and lack of marking on the chest. I do have a question as well – one (the third picture) seems much darker than the other. Is this because it’s wet? Or is it a male/female difference?
The next one I think is a Tennessee Warbler. I think I see a line through it’s eye, but it could just be shadow, or my vivid imagination.
And the last one I think is a Swainson’s Thrush because of the eye ring and buffy extension on to the face (spectacles).
Any help is appreciated. I’ve learned so much from the SK Birds group already. Thanks.