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Checklist S48268214

 
Location
Lake Park--general, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
14
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Barbara Kellermann List , Birders of Lake Park Milwaukee Wisconsin List , Dennis Casper List , Paul Hunter List , Steve Wegner , Suzy Clarkson Holstein List , Timothy Lewis List , Tom O’Reilly List
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.7.33
Species
30 species total
6
5
7
1
1
5

The bird we thought was a Red Phalarope on further reflection was a Sanderling with rufous coloring remaining from breeding (alternate) plumage and a thin, long neck due to wet feathers and stretching its neck while preening.

Original description when we thought it was a Red Phalarope: "Taller, longer necked, thinner and longer billed than nearby Sanderlings and plovers. Wing stripe obvious when raised wings while preening. Black legs not yellow. No black ear-eye patch. Rusty streaks on forehead, face, and neck. Dark crown, pale supercilium. Back darkly patterned. Underparts white. Bird wet from bathing. Preened while on beach. Wing stripe and dark legs rule out Wilson’s Phalarope. Buffy breast and thicker bill rule out Red-necked Phalarope. Buffy breast indicates bird is juvenile. Photos to follow"

ML113391821

© Birders of Lake Park Milwaukee Wisconsin

earlier image while preening

ML113392081

© Birders of Lake Park Milwaukee Wisconsin

later image, after dry and not preening. Bird in question is on the left. One on right is basic plumage Sanderling.

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6
1
2
3
2
12
4
1
4
3
1
2
6
6
1
1
1
3
2
2
1
3
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes