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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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Northern Goshawk: Eagle Meadow, Tuolumne County, CA, 8/4

Pine Grosbeak: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

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Short-billed Dowitcher: Ceres Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cere, CA, 8/20/14

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Peregrine Falcon, Black Tern, Bank Swallow: Modesto Wastewater treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 8/10/14

Mountain Quail: Hwy 108 at Cow Creek, Tulomne County, CA, 8/4/14

Prairie Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker (5), Pygmy Nuthatch: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14, 7/2/14, 7/6/14


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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.

The sludge caught in the mind's filter, the stuff that refuses to go through, frequently becomes each person's private obsession. In civilized society we have an unspoken agreement to call our obsessions "hobbies". - Stephen King

 

All Yellow Warblers are yellow warblers, but not all yellow warblers are Yellow Warblers. - Me

 

My Year List

Spoiler

 

Latest Lifer(s):

Sooty Grouse, Great Gray Owl: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Calliope Hummingbird, Evening Grosbeak: Niagara Creek Campgrounds, Tuolumne County, CA 8/4/14

Northern Goshawk: Eagle Meadow, Tuolumne County, CA, 8/4

Pine Grosbeak: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

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

 

Favorite Recent Birds (non-lifers):

Short-billed Dowitcher: Ceres Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cere, CA, 8/20/14

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA, 8/18/14

Peregrine Falcon, Black Tern, Bank Swallow: Modesto Wastewater treatment Facility, Modesto, CA, 8/10/14

Mountain Quail: Hwy 108 at Cow Creek, Tulomne County, CA, 8/4/14

Prairie Falcon, Pileated Woodpecker (5), Pygmy Nuthatch: Plasse's Resort, Amador County, CA, 7/27/14

Western Screech-Owl: Enslen Park, Modesto, CA, 4/16/14, 7/2/14, 7/6/14





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