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

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Mon Dec 21 12:20:29 PST 2015

Much better photos showing it is a first-winter bird. Clearly shows traces of Pectoral juvenile plumage on the upperparts. To my knowledge, Sharp-tailed never shows that much yellow on the bill base, while it’s not uncommon in Pectoral. The species has been found in winter north to the Gulf Coast, Florida and South Carolina (BNA 2013). It will be interesting to see how much longer this misplaced bird hangs around.

Dennis Paulson

On Dec 21, 2015, at 11:53 AM, Keith Carlson <kec201814 at cableone.net> wrote:

> 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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