Date: 6/19/20 8:49 am From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: White-rumped vs. Semipalmated Sandpiper?
Structure is wrong for a White-rumped, they have long primaries well past tertials and the tail.
On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:39 AM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
> While looking for something else I accidentally came across this photo, > taken this month in British Columbia > https://ebird.org/checklist/S70446153 > Identified as a Semipalmated, I'd suggest a White-rumped, based upon the > narrow, sharply-pointed bill. > But, seems like I recall some discussion some time suggesting that eastern > Semipalmated have more pointed bills than the ones we get here on the West > Coast, which can usually be IDed from Western just by their blunt bills. > No discussion of the ID in the eBird report and an easy mistake to make, > unless you looked for the rump in takeoff/flight. And since White-rumped > would not be expected, who knows? > What do people think? > Bob OBrien Carver OR > > >