Date: 11/7/17 9:13 am From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: Dowitcher ID question
Okay what the heck, will try.
1) molting dowitcher this far north this time of year is probably a Long-billed 2) would like to know exact photo date and location, but inland molting dowitchers are also probably Long-billed 3) my first impression is a longer bill with gentle curve Long-billed. At least it is not a male Short-billed 4) seems to be hurt, the injury might have delayed a Short-billed from moving south? 5) the tiny pointed coverts make me think this is a HY bird molting into first basic. The dark centered scaps would be better for Long-billed. West coast Short-billed are darker though than east coast Short-billed. Tertials look like juvie Long-billed 6) primaries look short, Long-billed 7) would like to see if underwing coverts were white or barred, white would be Long-billed 8) would be nice to hear it call 9) Long-billed are suppose to have gray wash to breast, Short-billed more spotted, not sure about this bird.
I am leaning Long-billed, do not see much Short-billed here.
Bob Archer PDX
On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:12 AM, Joel Geier <joel.geier...> wrote:
> Hi all, > > Here are a couple of photos of a dowitcher that a visiting birder shared > with Darrel Faxon (see Darrel's note below). I've scrunched down the > image size to make this easier on the OBOL server, hopefully this will > work. > > If you're viewing this posting via the ABA page, you'll need to go to > the obol archives at: > https://www.freelists.org/archive/obol/11-2017 > to see the images. Assuming they post OK ... > > Darrel has higher-resolution versions of these images; please contact > him directly if you want to look at those. > > Joel > > On Mon, 2017-11-06 at 18:12 -0800, <5hats...> wrote: > > > > > > Joel, > > Do you have a means of sending photos to OBOL? A friend of mine > > from South Dakota was out here a couple of weeks back, taking photos > > of birds. He sent me one of a dowitcher, the identity of which he was > > uncertain. I would like to forward it to OBOL, but I don't think it > > is in a format that the moderator would find acceptable, and I don't > > know how to put it in such a format. Can you help? > > > > > > Darrel > > > > -- > Joel Geier > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis > >