Date: 2/5/18 6:15 pm
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Good Birds at Imperial Reservoir
My experience with the “caretakers” was very cordial, but understand that
some my feel uncomfortable asking permission to bird the area.
On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 5:23 PM <mitch...> wrote:

>
> Hi David and all,
>
> This plover really strikes me as Pluvialis. It seems to have
> that characteristic potbelly Pluvialis look. The ear spot seems
> very Pluvialis as well, both the Golden- and B-b can show that dark
> ear spot as in your photo. Also the upperparts color seems a cold
> gray brown as opposed to the sandy tan of a Mountain Plover.
> Maybe it was a golden if the axillaries were gray?
>
> Like to hear what others think and see more pix...
>
> Mitch
>
> Mitch Heindel
> Utopia,
>
>
> On 2018-02-05 11:29, David Sarkozi wrote:
> >
> > We also had what we concluded was a Mountain Plover. I got some
> > extreme distance shots and John's digiscope shots may be better.
> >
> > You can view our eBird checklist here:
> > https://ebird.org/tx/view/checklist/S42483099
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