Date: 8/13/19 8:05 pm From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible Curlew Sandpiper)
Juvenile Curlew sandpiper should have a more striking head pattern and look like a Dunlin with long legs and long wings. This bird has the jizz of a Western Sandpiper , to me. Legs do not look long enough and bird not chunky enough. Young Curlew have anchors in their scapulars and a peachy wash to breast. I think I see rufous in upper scaps as well.
Bob Archer PDX
On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:49 PM <t4c1x...> wrote:
> I have yet to see any replies to this post on OBOL. What are people > thinking about these photographs? I don't have any sense of certainty > about the i.d. of these birds. > > Darrel > > > ------------------------------ > *From: *"J D REIMERBERG, J REIMER-BERG" <donjenrb...> > *To: *<obol...> > *Sent: *Monday, August 12, 2019 1:36:00 PM > *Subject: *[obol] Sandpipers at Basket Slough WR this morning (Possible > Curlew Sandpiper) > > I slogged into Mofitti Marsh at Basket Slough this morning. I found a > nice selection of sandpipers when I got there, even though I had seen only > 2 of each: Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Coyotes from Morgan Lake. > Once I was down to the marsh I saw Greater Yellowlegs along with a Lesser > and several Dowitchers. Swimming near them was a Red-Necked Phalarope. In > the mud with a few Lesser Yellowlegs was a Semipalmated Plover. > > When I settled down to study the peeps. I quickly noticed that there were > a couple of them wading further out in the water from the rest. I thought > maybe they were Curlew Sandpipers. They seemed larger to me, but they were > further out in the water than the others, so I wasn't sure. My reaction > through the scope was that they were the longest billed Westerns that I > remembered seeing. I took as many pictures as I could, but my cell phone > through the scope technique isn't so great in the bright sunlight. I also > picked out a Semipalmated sandpiper amongst the other peeps. > > Could some of you peep experts have a look at my photos and put my mind to > rest about them being Westerns and crash my dreams of finding a pair of > Curlew Sandpipers. > > https://ebird.org/pnw/view/checklist/S58944818 > > thanks, > Don Berg > >