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

Jane Hadley hadleyj1725 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 12:40:52 PST 2015


Hello All -

As Dennis suggested, I checked http://birdingwashington.info/dashboard/

for eBird sightings in December for Pectoral Sandpiper in California,
Texas and Florida. Here's what I found:

California: No sightings
Texas: No sightings in December, but one near Lubbock on Nov 26.
Florida: Two December sightings, Dec 2 and Dec 7.

Jane Hadley
Seattle, WA


> 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/

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/23780219972/in/dateposted-public/

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> Note the two tone bill, yellow legs, streaking on  breast and eye ring ?

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> 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.

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> All comments and guesses are welcome.

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> On behalf of Jerry Cebula;

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> Keith E. Carlson

> Lewiston

> Keith, I would say that’s a pretty standard Pectoral, as you say. They are late migrants but certainly not this late. I would guess there are very few early winter records at this latitude, not sure about the southern states. Someone could check eBird for California, Texas, Florida in December. Good bird!

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> Dennis




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