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Re: Photos of weekend birds

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  • Jim
    Doug, I think your suggestion that it might be the same bird that was seen at Crystal Cove is correct. Comparing the right side of the bird in Chris s photos
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 29, 2013
      Doug,

      I think your suggestion that it might be the same bird that was seen at Crystal Cove is correct. Comparing the right side of the bird in Chris's photos with the same side of the Crystal Cove bird in one of Tom Benson's photos, there appears to be a good match in regard to the same crisp, contrasty row of fresh, darker median coverts and the row of 'hash marks' below the auriculars.

      Jim Pike
      HB

      --- In OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com, "Willick, Doug" <doug.willick@...> wrote:
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      > Although it's hard to see some of the details, this looks to me like another American Golden-Plover! I think Black-bellied can be eliminated based on several features (smaller and more "dainty" size and proportions, relative small bill size, etc.). The very bold, white-looking supercilium, and long wings look to me for American Golden-Plover. With as rare as they are on the coast in spring (or anywhere in California for that matter), if the bird isn't being seen any more at Crystal Cove State Park, I'd wonder if it's the same individual. This was seen then, Chris, up at the north (or northwest I guess it is) end of Bolsa? A real nice find (assuming I'm not jumping to conclusions on the ID).
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      > Doug Willick
      > Orange, CA
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      > From: OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com [mailto:OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of chris_morrison1
      > Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 2:14 PM
      > To: OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Re: Photos of weekend birds
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      > I was birding Bolsa Chica today and captured the following image from a long way out near the interpretive center. I was actually looking for Red Knots, which I found, but in the same binocular FOV, I see this bird and snapped a photo. At first I identified it as a Pacific Golden-Plover, but after seeing Tom's photos of the American, I am now perplexed. Can someone take a look and offer an opinion? I blew up the bird and inserted it in the upper right. It's certainly beyond my level of expertise here.
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      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/n2dpsky/8694263960/in/photostream
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      > Chris Morrison
      >
      > --- In OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com<mailto:OrangeCountyBirding%40yahoogroups.com>, Thomasabenson@ wrote:
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      > > I have posted some photos of birds from the weekend (pelagic birds, American Golden-Plover, Indigo Bunting) on my Flickr page for anyone that is interested.
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      > > Tom Benson
      > > San Bernardino, CA
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      > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
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