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...> wrote:
> 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. > > > >