Date: 10/19/17 10:23 am From: Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Need help with a shore bird ID (Washintong County)
I believe the bird is a Wilson's Phalarope. The bill shape is thin (like a fencing rapier) and the head pattern (mostly white with a gray eyeline and gray crown) both fit Wilson's Phalarope better than Stilt Sandpiper which has a thicker bill with a blunt end and a gray face with a white eyebrow.
Of the phalaropes, Wilson's is the only one I recall observing walking in shallow water like a proper sandpiper.
Doug Faulkner Arvada, CO
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> wrote:
> A few months ago after the eclipse I stayed in Juisburg on the way home > from Nebraska to do some shorebird watching at Jumbo and Prewit reservoirs. > At Prewit I took some photos of what I thought was a Stilt Sandpiper and > posted them on ebird, but soon they got marked with the yellow triangle of > unconfirmed and hidden from my profile. I waited for a 'questions about > your' email to help me correct my mistake but never got one. So I contacted > ebird and asked about this since I wanted to know what this bird was but I > not no response. I want my data to be accurate so I am turning to this > community for help. The link to my checklist is bellow and here is my > reasoning for a stilt sandpiper, it does not have a gray breast like a > dowticher or spotted uperparts like a yellow legs. However I went wrong > some where, just not sure where. Shorebirds are a bit tricky sometimes, but > that is what makes this fun. > > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38796444 > > Thanks for the help, > Brian Johnson > Englewood CO > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<64ee2b34-6a39-4fc1-a588-c5d5dfd742e7...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<64ee2b34-6a39-4fc1-a588-c5d5dfd742e7...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >