Date: 10/23/19 6:21 pm From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Re: "Siberian" American Pipit
Since we are discussing potential records of "*japonicus*" American Pipits, I'll throw in a sighting I had on May 4, 2014 at the Philomath Sewage Ponds. I encountered a single, very tame pipit that day that struck me as interesting due to its unusually white underside, clean black streaks, and rather pale, pinkish legs.
I considered "*japonicus*" at the time and ran the photos by a couple of people, whose consensus was that, while intriguing, it might best be considered within the range of variation of our local AMPIs.
However, in light of the recent discussion, I thought I'd make the photos publicly available, so anyone interested can review them and compare them with the other photos of purported *japonicus *pipits floating around.