Date: 7/22/20 8:52 am From: Beverly Propen via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID?
Thank you for your response, Arthur. I got home and I am looking at all my bird guides and online resources. Spotted sandpiper coloring (for juvenile or non-breeding) was good but this bird had a bit longer neck & darker bill. I looked at Solitary sandpiper, in Sibley's -describes it in "muddy, vegetation-enclosed ponds and creeks". Both Spotted and Solitary describe the bobbing motion that I observed. Of course, I can't be 100% sure, but I'm fairly sure it was one of those two. I need to get better at sandpiper IDs. Thank you again. Very much appreciated! Bev Propen, Orange
On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:46 AM Arthur Shippee <ashippee...> wrote:
> Spotted S.? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:42 AM, Bev via CTBirds < > <ctbirds...> wrote: > > > > Thank you for your response - checked Petersons guide- the bill on > this bird is not as long & doesn't droop down - > > But otherwise does look similar- collar on this bird is broader & > brownish. > > Bev > > > > > >> On Jul 22, 2020, at 10:31 AM, Spector, David (Biology) < > <spectord...> wrote: > >> > >> Maybe Stilt Sandpiper? "Sewing machine" feeding is characteristic of > Stilt Sandpiper. > >> > >> David > >> > >> David Spector > >> Belchertown, Massachusetts > >> > >> > >> From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> on behalf of Bev > via CTBirds <ctbirds...> > >> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:16 AM > >> To: Ct Birdlist <ctbirds...> > >> Subject: [CT Birds] Wading Bird ID? > >> > >> Please be cautious: **External Email** > >> > >> I'm at Crosby pond in Orange at access of 280Racebrook rd , at business > park. Near picnic table on edge of pond is a wading bird- I'm not sure of- > >> Possibly willet , sandpiper or yellowlegs ( legs are muddy)- > >> Dark straight beak, white eyebrow stripe , Buffy brownish head , > White belly & chin with Buffy brown collar, dark brown wings- constantly > head bobbing. Was feeding on edge of pond. > >> Bev propen > >> _______________________________________________ > >> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association > (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > >> For subscription information visit > https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flists.ctbirding.org%2Fmailman%2Flistinfo%2Fctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org&data=01%7C01%<7Cspectord...>%7C0d118365d53c44f841cc08d82e49e9d9%7C2329c570b5804223803b427d800e81b6%7C0&sdata=b9CqENT8XLX0AMzQMM3gzv14ekgvqghjCt%2Bh%2FC3xUEA%3D&reserved=0 > > _______________________________________________ > > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association > (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > > For subscription information visit > http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > > _______________________________________________ This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org