Date: 7/22/19 5:16 am
From: Roy Lowe <roy.loweiii...>
Subject: [obol] Re: ID Help?
Your shorebird looks like a male Wilson’s phalarope.

Roy

> On Jul 22, 2019, at 2:12 AM, Rebecca Hartman <rhartman...> wrote:
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> Hi folks,
> I had a leisurely ramble around the Grande Ronde Valley today. Briefly singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROW along with a VESPER'S was a nice start to the morning. On my to Union, I enjoyed watching what I think was a FERRUGINOUS HAWK eating a tasty passerine breakfast. I've only seen Ferrugs from below, but I think the feathery legs and large feet are diagnostic? Still, I'm not certain because of the dark breast. I have several pics so I've linked to a Google Drive folder to work around the listserve size limit.
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> My second unidentified bird was at Ladd Marsh. This was with a loose flock of WILSON'S SNIPES that flushed repeatedly. First time I've ever seen non-solitary Snipes. I've included two pics (one very poor quality) of a bird I just can't figure out.
> Thank-you for any insights.
> I miss the Wet Side, but today I finally saw and heard my first Bobolink, came across a Leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove, and stumbled upon seven SANDHILL CRANES at the marsh, so I suppose we take the pleasures where we find them.
> Good birding to all,
> Rebecca
> Here's the link to photos. Thanks!
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