Date: 7/31/17 10:46 am
From: Isaac Denzer <bartailedgodwit...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Yet another bird puzzle
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...> 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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