We all make mistakes. No worries. I found this VERY helpful in learning more about DUNLIN and CURLEW SANDPIPERS in basic plumage.
On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Mike <mike...@optonline.net> wrote: > I'm a fan of getting the word out and giving people a chance to see the > bird, even if it isn't what we originally thought. > That said, I'm kind of glad I didn't see this bird! Lol > > Mike Cooper > Ridge, LI > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Sep 27, 2017, at 1:30 PM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilb...@optonline.net> > wrote: > > > > In a recent post it was said “Shorebirds are not easy.” Yep. > > > > I’ll admit to a modicum of embarrassment at getting this ID wrong. > Having said so, multiple field guides refer to a field mark of white rump, > which I saw well, but upon which I apparently placed undeserved weight. > Well if you can't trust a field guide... > > > > Of course with a potential rarity the question becomes does one wait > until you are > 100% certain, or do you get the info out right away. Some > said parse the post with caveats such as “possible” or other pull-backs; > Its just that at the time everyone present concurred on the ID. Doesn't > excuse the animus. > > > > In other posts, the age, overall shape, and molt have been suggested as > taking precedence over what I heretofore felt is an 'obvious' field mark, > *if* seen well. Those other elements require far greater study IMHO though. > > > > A reference web page was proffered regarding this “ID Challenge”. > Careless readers, perhaps including myself, might stop at the top of the > page where it states that a previous instance was ultimately decided > because of, wait for it, the white rump! > > > > The page contains valuable information though arguably as explained > above, interjects a bit of confusion. > > > > Hopefully, an actual Curlew Sandpiper will show up and more hopefully, I > will be the one to find it ( and correctly ID it ) > > > > In that event, be on the lookout for a posting where the species listed > is 'Wolf' <g> > > > > Arie > > > > North Babylon, NY > > > > --- > > This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. > > http://www.avg.com > > > > > > -- > > > > NYSbirds-L List Info: > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > > > ARCHIVES: > > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L > > 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 > > > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > > > -- > > > -- > > NYSbirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L > 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > > -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --