Date: 1/2/18 8:32 pm From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln County Rare eBird Alert: Possible Ruff near Alsea Bay [Photos included]
Looks like a ruff to me. Nice way to start the year !
> On Jan 2, 2018, at 8:27 PM, Range Bayer <range.bayer...> wrote:
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> Date: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 7:50 PM
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
> The report below shows observations of rare birds in Lincoln County.
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> http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN39373 > NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
> Ruff (Calidris pugnax) (1)
> - Reported Jan 02, 2018 13:15 by evan hayduk
> - Alsea Bay, Bayview Oxbow west end, Lincoln, Oregon
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.45007,-124.048562&ll=44.45007,-124.048562 > - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41571420 > - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "***Possible Ruff***
> Stopped on a whim along N. Bayview Rd when I saw a bird silhouetted
> against the sun on a piece of driftwood on the bay side of the road.
> This bird was with a group of yellowlegs and killdeer, clearly larger
> than the killdeer and smaller than the yellowlegs. Defined feather
> pattern on back stood out. Could not get a good look at leg color, in
> person or in the photos.
> Birds were seemingly waiting out the high (King) tide. I returned 30
> minutes after finding it originally with a camera and only got a few
> shots before it flushed with the group. When I returned another 30
> minutes later the yellowlegs were actively foraging but the (possible)
> ruff was not present."
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