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. >> >> >>