[Tweeters] Dowitcher ID

Chazz Hesselein chazz at hesselein.com
Thu Oct 1 13:38:40 PDT 2015


Dear Joshua, et al,

Don't know if this will help or if you already know about this article,
but Surfbirds has an article on Dowitcher ID:
http://www.surfbirds.com/ID%20Articles/dowitchers1005/dowitchers.html

Chazz Hesselein
Port Orchard, WA

On 10/1/2015 12:00 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:

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> Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:36:46 -0700

> From: Joshua Glant<josh.n.glant at gmail.com>

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] ID Help

> To: Linda Phillips<linda_phillips1252 at msn.com>

> Cc: Tweeters<tweeters at u.washington.edu>

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> I see that the pheasant question has been answered quite well! However, I don't see an answer for the dowitcher question, though I might have missed it.

>

> The identification of this bird is a bit difficult, because it appears (at least to me) to be an adult nearing non-breeding plumage, when identification is sometimes impossible. However, the overall plainness of the bird among remaining alternate [breeding] feathers (I always think of Short-billed as being "brighter", for some reason) and especially the habitat support this as a Long-billed Dowitcher!:)

>

> (If I made any incorrect statements, I welcome another Tweeter to correct me.)

>

> Good birding, Joshua Glant

>

> Mercer Island, WA

>

> Josh.n.glant at gmail.com





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