Marsh Sandpiper or Common Greenshank?

To: shorty <>
Subject: Marsh Sandpiper or Common Greenshank?
From: Sue Lashko <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 06:40:09 +0000
Hi Shorty

IMHO, it is a Common Greenshank because:
  • it is a stocky bird - Marsh Sandpipers are delicate/graceful
  • bill is thick and slightly upturned - MS bill is needle-like
  • there is no eyebrow - MS has eyebrow 
  • it has a white face - MS has dark spot in front of eye

On Thu, 30 May 2019 at 15:55, shorty <> wrote:
Hi All,

Last Sunday there was a report on eBird of a Marsh Sandpiper at Jerra Wetlands. By the time i saw the bird the sun was setting and it was on the other side of the swamp from Cygnus hide so my photos are not real good. After getting home i looked through the pics and posted some on an Bird ID page on facebook ( ABID ) and it was confirmed as a Common Greenshank.

With events that have happened today i would like more opinions of what the bird is.

My list with pics can be found here.

Another list with much better pics can be found here.

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