[Tweeters] Re: Interesting Sandpiper on Lewiston-Clakston CBC
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.
> 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.
> Note the two tone bill, yellow legs, streaking onÂ Â breast and eye ring ?
> 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.
> All comments and guesses are welcome.
> On behalf of Jerry Cebula;
> Keith E. Carlson
> 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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