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#1 paulkienitz

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:58 AM

See if you can count how many different species are all hanging out together in this little group.

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The dark red guy in the middle intrigues me.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

Isn't the red one in the middle a Cinnamon Teal? American Avocet headless on the right.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

Dark red guy is a Cinnamon Teal.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:34 AM

I think the spotty one in the upper right is a shoveler. There's a definite shoveler in a later shot I took of the same group.

I'm more wondering about the sleepy sandpipers. Looks like many kinds. What's the one with the pink bill? (Center of left-hand clump.)

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:46 AM

Looks to me like American Avocet, dowitcher sp., Northern Shoveler, Cinnamon Teal, Willet and Marbled Godwit.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

I think the spotty one in the upper right is a shoveler. There's a definite shoveler in a later shot I took of the same group.

I'm more wondering about the sleepy sandpipers. Looks like many kinds. What's the one with the pink bill? (Center of left-hand clump.)


That would be the Marbled Godwit that fisherman mentioned. The bill should have a dark tip, I think somehow obscured in this view.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

I think there's a male Green-winged Teal right in the middle.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

I think there's a male Green-winged Teal right in the middle.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

I think there's a male Green-winged Teal right in the middle.

I thought that was another Cinnamon that's partly obscured by a dowitcher.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

You can see that the back is that funny off-gray that Green-wings have, and the start of the shoulder stripe is just visible.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

One of the dowitchers has its bill out, and it's pretty long... Might be a Long-billed.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

so how many species do you think are in there?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

so how many species do you think are in there?


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:52 AM

You can see that the back is that funny off-gray that Green-wings have, and the start of the shoulder stripe is just visible.

I see it now.

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Latest Lifer(s):

Northern Pygmy Owl (FINALLY!): Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County, CA, 3/24/14

Swamp Sparrow: Merced NWR, Merced County, CA, 3/11/14

Little Gull: Modseto Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant, Modesto, CA, 2/9/14

Ruff; Ceres Sewage Ponds, Ceres, CA, 1/28/14

 

Favorite Recent Birds (non-lifers):

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14

Pileated Woodpecker: Indian Grinding Rocks State Historic Park, Volcano, CA, 4/13/14

Semipalmated Plover, Yellow-headed Blackbird: Merced NWR, Merced County, CA, 4/12/14

Pacific Golden-Plover: Ripon Sewage ponds, Ripon, CA, 4/8/14

Horned Grebe, Whimbrel: Woodward Reservoir, Oakdale, CA, 4/6/13

Bald Eagle, Vesper Sparrow: Hunt Rd., Calaveras County, CA, 4/6/13





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