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: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7y7eVQ.
From: <geneseebirds-l-bounces...> [mailto:<geneseebirds-l-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Bird observations from western New York
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.
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!!