Date: 9/2/19 10:33 am From: Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Likely Red Phalarope in Boulder County
John Vanderpoel sent my photos to Jon Dunn who says the following: "Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope on plumage. Full juvenal plumaged Red Phalaropes are extremely unusual in lower 48, nearly always molting. This one is in full juvenal plumage and fits Red-necked well, and the date is good too."
So that settles that!
Carl Bendorf Longmont, Boulder County
On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 2:39:49 PM UTC-6, Carl Bendorf wrote: > > Peter Burke found a phalarope yesterday at Lagerman Reservoir (west of > Longmont) that was tentatively identified this morning as a Red Phalarope. > The bird was still present when I left around 11:00 a.m. The viewing > location at Lagerman is from the north side near the parking lot and the > bird (and most other species present) was in the west end of the > reservoir. Shore access to the west end is restricted until September 1; > until you need to scope from the area around the parking lot. I've > attached a photo digiscoped through a 30X scope. > > Second opinions always welcome! > > Carl Bendorf > Longmont, CO > > > > > > [image: IMG_7015.JPG] > >