Date: 7/28/20 2:11 pm
From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...>
Subject: [obol] Re: RBA: Little Stint and Clatsop County Birding the past fortnight
Hi all,

I agree - I can't turn either of these birds into a Little Stint. The bill
on both is too thick and blunt; LIST would have a finer bill and a
slightly different plumage pattern.

Nice try, though! As Shawneen said, there is so much variation in juvenile
SESAs (and other peeps) that it never hurts to take a closer look. One of
these days it'll pay off again! :)

Happy shorebirding


On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM Shawneen Finnegan <
<shawneenfinnegan...> wrote:

> David:
> Dave Irons and I both looked at the photos and are not seeing Little
> Stint. To us it looks like a Semi. It lacks the finer tipped, slimmer bill
> and the prominent split supercilium. The photos aren’t clear enough to see
> if there is webbing or not.
> Given how variable juvenile Semis can be — some even incredibly rusty all
> over— we can’t turn this into a Little Stint.
> Shawneen and Dave
> On Jul 28, 2020, at 1:26 PM, David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
> wrote:
> Molly has added 10 photos of the bird in question to her Semipalmated
> Sandpiper entry in this ebird submission:
> Some of these photos show both the undisputed Semipalmated Sandpiper and
> the putative LITTLE STINT.
> I could be wrong, and that's okay. Let all who care to chime in! Go!
> David

Hendrik G. Herlyn
Corvallis, OR

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