Date: 9/2/17 9:25 pm
From: Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Yet another bird puzzle
Does this help at all?

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Craig Miller <gismiller...> wrote:

> The back pattern is pretty distnctive for juvenile Wilson's Phalarope. I
> saw a good number of these birds at Summer Lake yesterday.
> Cheers,
> 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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