Date: 7/22/19 5:57 pm From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> Subject: [obol] Re: RBA - Great-tailed Grackle - Victor Road, Wasco County
Philip et al.,
I agree with the field Mark's and details that both you and Shawneen have put forward. The trouble I am having probably stems from their being only a single photo. The iris is pale, but on the dark side, I initially thought, for an adult. I thought I could detect a fleshy grape, but looking more I am uncertain. My field guides do not depict female grackle plumage well and I didn't have the opportunity to study the female plumaged grackles when I was on the East Coast. The feathers on the photo, from what I can make out, do not strike me as necessarily those of a juvenile. Thanks for the explanations to your conclusions.
Always learning and willing to learn,
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 15:54 Philip Kline <pgeorgekline...> wrote:
> It is a bit of a puzzling bird, but I don't think we can assume it's a > hatch-year bird. Why not simply an adult female Common Grackle? Females > are quite variable and this bird seems to be within their range of > appearance, if a bit on the dull side. The bill seems perfect for Common > Grackle, but too short for Great-tailed. > > Philip Kline > > > On Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 3:18 PM David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> > wrote: > >> Additionally, there is a pale wide outline to the face and articular. >> Doesn't that fit Great-tailed Grackle better? >> >> >> >>>> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 9:45 AM Nels Nelson <nelsnelson7...> >>>> wrote: >>>> >>>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58345131 >>>>> >>>>