Date: 7/21/17 7:55 pm
From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Subject: [obol] Molting Yellowlegs
Today, when a peregrine falcon flushed shorebirds at the Eckman Lake Outfall into Alsea Bay I captured an image of five greater yellowlegs gliding back in for a landing. After getting home and looking at the image I found that 4 of the 5 birds were missing their inner primaries due to wing molt. Take a look at the attached photo. Their wings look pretty funky and not very aerodynamic.

Roy



 
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