Date: 7/29/20 7:40 am From: marty bray <mborcc...> Subject: [obol] Bar-tailed Godwit at Ona Beach (Lincoln) is not a juvenile
Paul Lehman contacted me and professionally pointed out to me that the Bar-tailed Godwit seen yesterday at Ona Beach is not a juvenile.
Quoting Paul, "It is mostly in basic plumage, perhaps a one-year-old bird or simply an extremely dull female, which can be very dull in some individuals. Note that the wing coverts and back are very plain gray and a bit worn. Juveniles have a very different pattern to the upperparts and more of a wash of warm color underneath"
I appreciate the correction and wanted others to know about it. And thank you Paul for the information.