Date: 7/31/17 10:49 am
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Yet another bird puzzle
I did consider Wilson's , certainly tons around. Thought it looked bigger
but I agree back looks right.


On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Isaac Denzer <bartailedgodwit...>

> To me this appears to be a young Wilson's Phal.
> Isaac Denzer
> On 7/31/2017 10:35 AM, Wayne Hoffman wrote:
> That backlight is a real killer.
> The shape and posture look to me like a nearly-grown Virginia Rail, but I
> always worry if a photo has no good way to judge size. My sense is a
> bigger bird than a Phalarope, but I could easily be wrong.
> Wayne
> On 7/31/2017 10:08:07 AM, Bob Archer <rabican1...>
> <rabican1...> wrote:
> When I first saw this bird at Summer Lake yesterday I thought it was an
> Upland Sandpiper. The very tiny head and about the right size. But it has
> no rear end. Maybe it lost its tail. Then I thought it might be some type
> of rail out on the water, It appeared to walking on the grass rather than
> wading. As you can see it was right in the sun, darn hard to see
> anything. I would have sworn it had a curved bill but I do not see it in
> the photos. And it seems to be wading not walking. Too fat for a Lesser
> Yellowlegs. Is this simply missing a tail or am I forgetting someone
> obvious? If you can't see these, I will have them in my blog I will
> publish tonight about the trip.

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