Date: 7/10/19 9:19 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Interesting Peep
Very helpful, thanks. This bird is in such terrible condition and is so dark that I wonder if it is slightly oiled.


Alan Contreras
<acontrer56...>
Eugene, Oregon

www.alanlcontreras.com


> On Jul 10, 2019, at 9:12 PM, Andy Frank <andydfrank...> wrote:
>
> 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 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58063266>
>
> Andy Frank
>
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 9:06 PM Alan Contreras <acontrer56...> <mailto:<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...> <mailto:<acontrer56...>
> Eugene, Oregon
>
> www.alanlcontreras.com <http://www.alanlcontreras.com/>
>
>
>> On Jul 10, 2019, at 8:56 PM, Andy Frank <andydfrank...> <mailto:<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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