[Tweeters] Re: Which Plover at Ocean Shores

Themartins themartins at tndmartin.com
Thu Nov 20 15:23:21 PST 2008


Thanks for the input Mike.

The picture isn't very good, but I think we eliminated the black-bellied
because the tail isn't white. I'm a novice, and it's truly fun to learn all
of this stuff. I can't argue with all of the indicators you mentioned
though.

Dick

-----Original Message-----
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bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Mike Patterson
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 2:21 PM
To: Tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Which Plover at Ocean Shores

The bird in the photo appears to be a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER. Black
on white striping to the tail. Primaries that barely reach past
the
end of the tail. Pale cap. Indistinct supercillium. Honkin'
beak.

Unless you saw additional fieldmarks to exclude...

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Which Plover at Ocean Shores
From: "Themartins" <themartins AT tndmartin.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:16:23 -0800

Tip and I took a picture of a Plover at Ocean Shores, and I was
hoping
it was an American Golden-plover since we don't have that one
listed.
However, after consulting my mentor, Charlie Sheard, and looking
at
several guide books, we've decided it must be a Pacific
Golden-plover.
We've seen these before while visiting the islands of Hawai'i. If
anyone
cares to voice an opinion, the grainy picture can be viewed here:
http://www.tndmartin.com/PAGP.html

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
Jack Snipe? In Astoria

http://www.surfbirds.com/blogs/mbalame/archives/2008/10/snipe2008101
9.html

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