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#1 Hopsing129

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:21 AM

Yesterday I went to my shorebird/waterbird honey hole and saw a large group of Wilson's Phalarope with a couple of American Avocets.
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They were not new birds for me but then I found a couple of other birds...and I believe they are Red-necked Phalaropes. Needle like bill, dark eye mark, streaked grey on back.

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Then on the way home, found (I believe) a Dickcissle on a power line and then he jumped down to fence. Nice to live in the country and be able to stop on the road to photograph a new bird.

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Let me know what you think...thanks

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#2 Callie Cat

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:35 AM

nice birds

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:04 AM

Hi,
You're right on the Dickcissel. Where is your 'honey hole' located? If it's near Holliday, a Red-necked would be rare. I think your birds might be Wilson's in an in between plumage. The legs appear too long for Red-necked.
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#4 Kryptos18

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:14 AM

Your other phalaropes are just Wilson's Phalaropes in some kind of non-breeding plumage.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

I agee with non breeding plumaged Wilson's Phalarope and Dickcissel
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