Re: [LACoBirds] Red-necked Stint present Wednesday morning
- The Red-necked Stint is still present, as of 10:10 am, in the previously described location.
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On Jul 17, 2013, at 6:29 AM, "dowell.darren" <dowell.darren@...> wrote:
> The red-necked stint found by Dick Barth yesterday is still present Wednesday at 6:20 AM, right at Willow bridge.
> Darren Dowell for Lance Benner and other birders
> --- In LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com, <busyday@...> wrote:
> > Birders,
> > Tues 16 July
> > I first had the bird at approx 0630 this morning---it was still present at noon. A number of birders including Jeff Boyd, Karen Gilbert, Dave Bell, Larry Sansone, Steve Morris and Andrew Howe came during the morning to look at it. I believe it has been confirmed to be a Red-necked Stint. Here are my poor shots (not digiscoped)....the bird stayed just on the west (far) side of the central flow channel, and was along the south side of the first concrete dividers north of the Willow bridge. It is maybe a touch larger than a male Western Sandpiper, approaching or matching the size of the female Westerns. The fuzzy photos appear to show feather wear or molt, but in person the bird looked to me to be in fairly clean alternate plumage. The bright rufous of the face is unbroken/continuous down through the breast with a thin line of black "stitching" across the lower breast where the rufous ends. Elongated appearance, short straight bill. Sorry the photos are not better.
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/9301662943
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/9301658981
> > Richard Barth
> > West Hollywood
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