[Tweeters] Fwd: Interesting Sandpiper on Lewiston-Clakston CBC

Keith Carlson kec201814 at cableone.net
Mon Dec 21 11:53:48 PST 2015


John Hanna and I relocated the interesting Sandpiper reported yesterday by Jerry Cebula and David Koehler.
It was in the same small ditch as yesterday.
Seeing it in flight was unremarkable except to eliminate White-rumped Sandpiper.  Both Pectoral and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper have white outer tail with dark central stripe.
It moved with a "jerky" when feeding.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23810580811/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23266298303/in/dateposted-public/
 
Comments and guesses continue to welcomed.
 
Keith E. Carlson
Lewiston

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From: "Keith Carlson" <kec201814 at cableone.net>
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Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 6:55:09 AM
Subject: Interesting Sandpiper on Lewiston-Clakston CBC


Yesterday, on the Lewiston-Clarkston CBC, Jerry Cebula and David Koehler had an interesting and out of season shorebird.
The bird was in a small ditch just off the Lewiston Levee toward Clearwater Paper on the Clearwater River.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23261717723/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23806062661/in/dateposted-public/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23780219972/in/dateposted-public/
 
Note the two tone bill, yellow legs, streaking on  breast and eye ring ?
 
Initial guess is a very late Pectoral Sandpiper in Winter, non-breeding plumage.
The eye ring raises the possibility of a very late and out of area Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.
 
All comments and guesses are welcome.
 
On behalf of Jerry Cebula;
 
Keith E. Carlson
Lewiston
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