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.

Bob Archer

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
> 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

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