Date: 9/9/17 12:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff / Whimbrel race
Hi Peter and all,

I believe the Whimbrel would be of the American race due to a darker tail and back. I got two “landing” photos of the bird that expose its back and tail when it was returning from the rocky shore after it had been flushed by a rollerblader. I just uploaded the photos to a Flickr album here:

Let me know if you agree,

~ Sue

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Sent: Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:19 PM
To: Bird Observations From Western New York <geneseebirds-l...>; David Suggs <dsuggs...>; Joseph Mitchell <bosnoteworthyrecords...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff

9-8-17 late day, Seaway Slip. Yesterday there were ~10 Bony (ad & im) w/the Ring Bills on the grass. 1st of the fall of any # for me anyway -

20 Semi Plover

Sue's Whimbrel - in the green grassy area between Fuhrmann & dilapidated "Outer Harbor Drive" ~1/2 way towards Bell Slip. Has anyone determined it to be the "local" race?

2 Sanderling - out on wall.

7 Semi

1 Baird's

1 W Rump

1 Mink - out on wall as well as 1 at the end of the cabled portion of Bird Island Pier on 9-5. They can easily be squeaked in. Try it but be careful!!

Times Beach - others had more -

2 Palm Warbler

1 Magnolia

1b Tanager

1 Swainson's


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