Date: 7/31/17 7:23 pm
From: Craig Miller <gismiller...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Yet another bird puzzle
The back pattern is pretty distnctive for juvenile Wilson's Phalarope. I
saw a good number of these birds at Summer Lake yesterday.


Craig Miller
Bend, Oregon

On Jul 31, 2017 10:07 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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