Date: 7/8/19 10:20 pm
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Mystery Peep
It is an adult Least Sandpiper.


Jeff Gilligan


> On Jul 8, 2019, at 7:25 PM, Nagi Aboulenein <nagi.aboulenein...> wrote:
>
> Hi All -
>
> The other day, while at Ft. Steven’s Trestle Bay, we saw a solitary mystery peep make a very fast and distant fly-by. I managed to fire off a few shots, but with poor lighting and extreme distance, their quality unfortunately leaves a lot to be desired.
>
> The bird seemed to be the size of or slightly larger than a Western Sandpiper, but lacked WESA’s rufous color tones. The bill also didn’t seem to quite fit WESA. Also, the underwing colors seemed too dark for WESA.
>
> We’ve considered (and ruled out) Semi-palmated Sandpiper and Sanderling. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nagi & Taghrid
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