Date: 6/19/20 9:03 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: [obol] Re: White-rumped vs. Semipalmated Sandpiper?
Well, I dunno. That is a often-mentioned mark for White-rumped, but I think this guy fits into that slot OK Here is an overlay with a White-rumped from Macaulay library, sizing more or less the same and lining up the eyes. Has anyone ever seen a Semi Sand with a sharp bill like this in Oregon? Any photos? Bob OBrien
On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:48 AM Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:
> Hi: > > 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 >> 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 >> >> >>