Date: 7/10/19 9:13 pm
From: Andy Frank <andydfrank...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Interesting Peep
Thanks Alan.

For those interested. here is the link to Colby Neuman's checklist with his
comments on the appearance of the bird and with additional photos.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58063266

Andy Frank

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 9:06 PM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> wrote:

> I think the way to approach this kind of bird is to start by asking what
> characteristics it has that the commoner most similar bird could not have
> or rarely has.
>
> The observer who found it noticed characteristics that seemed “off.” I
> have only seen the one photo, with no adjacent birds. People who actually
> saw the bird saw way more than I can get from one pic.
>
> I’m seeing a bird that looks rather like a Least Sandpiper that has had a
> hard week. The central toe is long(ish)for a Least. The legs seem long
> but is part of that an artifact of the somewhat matted and clumpy belly
> feathers?
>
> I have seen exactly one LT Stint, an immature, decades ago. They do have a
> distinctive dry call note, nothing like a Least.
>
>
> Alan Contreras
> <acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com
>
>
> On Jul 10, 2019, at 8:56 PM, Andy Frank <andydfrank...> wrote:
>
> Alan, or anyone, first, I profess no experience with Long-toed Sting and
> don't know what this bird is. The literature I can find says the base of
> the yellow in Long-toed Stint is "usually" yellow but I can't find anything
> that says how often it isn't yellow. Anyone know?
>
> Also, in many of the photos of Long-toed Sting that I can find on line I'm
> not seeing any yellow though I realize not all photos are correctly labeled.
>
> Andy Frank
>
>
>

 
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