Date: 10/8/17 11:07 am From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: Wagtail?
More comments from observer.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: *Wendy Dodson* <wdodson...> Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 Subject: Fwd: Wagtail? To: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
I have seen Black Phoebes many times in AZ. The bird we saw had much more white on the body, wings and tail than a Black Phoebe.
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It is certainly possible as long as they were sure it was not a Black Phoebe which are common in that area?
> I thought you guys would be interested in this reported sighting. > > Any thoughts? > > Ann > > Ann Vileisis > President > Kalmiopsis Audubon Society > P.O. Box 1265 > Port Orford, OR 97465 > > 541-332-0261 > www.kalmiopsisaudubon.org > > > > > Begin forwarded message: > > *From: *Wendy Dodson <wdodson...> > *Subject: **Wagtail?* > *Date: *October 7, 2017 at 1:24:30 PM MST > *To: *<annvil...> > > Hi, > > I'm a birder from Montana who recently spent 10 days at Cape Blanco State > Park. As we were leaving the park on the morning of 9/26, my husband and I > encountered a black and white bird flying across the road from north to > south just west of the Pioneer Cemetery. I knew as soon as I saw it that it > was a bird I did not know. I hit the brakes and backed up to try and > relocate it for a better view. It was bigger than a junco, smaller than a > robin, not a woodpecker or a shorebird. It was only black and white with a > longish tail and white on the outside edges of the tail, similar to a > junco. I consulted the only bird book I had with me, a Peterson's Guide to > Western Birds as well as iBird Pro and Audubon Birds on my electronic > device. The only bird that matched what both my husband and I saw was a > Black-Backed Wagtail. We looked every day as we went by the fields and > drove along the road to the horse camp at Cape Blanco hoping to see it but > never did relocate it. Just thought I would let you know about the > possibility of a rare bird in your area. > > Wendy Dodson > > Troy, MT > > >