It’s a European Whimbrel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:09 Robert Paxton <r...@columbia.edu> wrote:

> The Eurasian Whimbrel doesn't have a white line up the back but a white
> wedge, broad at the base and narrowing up to a point in the middle back.
>    Bob Paxton
>
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Isaac Grant <hosesbroadb...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a white
>> line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail. Super
>> cool.
>>
>> Isaac Grant
>> Senior Loan Officer
>>
>> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy
>> Point jetty.  On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then
>> past me.  I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still
>> see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird.  Other good
>> finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters
>> and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping
>> Plovers.  Some breeding plumage Common Loons.  I thought I saw a seal as I
>> approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>>
>> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163
>>
>>
>> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a
>> Tricolored Heron.  It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to
>> the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields.  Very easy to
>> photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
>> See checklist below.
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> César
>>
>> Una tarde la princesa  vio una estrella aparecer;  la princesa era
>> traviesa  y la quiso ir a coger.
>> La quería para hacerla  decorar un prendedor,  con un verso y una perla,
>>  una pluma y una flor.
>> Las princesas primorosas  se parecen mucho a ti;  cortan lirios, cortan
>> rosas,  cortan astros. Son así.
>> -*A Margarita Debayle (To Margarita Debayle) by Ruben Dario*
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