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Mark Corder took videos--Chris et al, please contact him.  He may not be
on Mobirds.
Edge Wade
Missouri Bird Alert coordinator
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On Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at 08:58 AM, Chris Hobbs wrote:

> (With all due respect to Larry Lade and his photos, and to the Missouri
> Bird
> Records Committee) after viewing the four images purely as physical
> evidence
> confirming the ID of Red-necked Stint, I believe they are inconclusive.
> This
> is disappointing because I'm convinced the bird was indeed a Red-necked
> Stint!
>
> Based exclusively on these few photos, however, it could be a Little
> Stint,
> or more likely (EGADS!!!), just an exceptionally 'warm' juvenile Western
> Sandpiper.  Granted, one blurry photo makes the bird look very rufous
> and
> promising, but the other 3 look entirely different.  Put all 4 together
> and
> this individual isn't convincingly a Red-necked Stint - photos can
> 'lie',
> but the 'truth' can appear with a larger series.
>
> I recall the Wilson's Plover at Squaw Creek a few years ago - Steve
> Addinall
> and I submitted the 'entire series' of photos to cobble together a
> convincing portrayal of the bird we saw.  Not the luxury of a single
> 'money
> shot'!!  I'm convinced the same requirement applies here.  Every single
> photo of this bird is needed --- no matter how imperfect or seemingly
> inconsequential.
>
> If ANYONE has photos of this individual I BEG you to respond to this
> plea
> and acknowledge your willingness to contribute to the 'cause'!  Without
> more
> photos, I doubt this record could be accepted.
>
> Chris Hobbs
> Shawnee, KS
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>> Photos of the Red-necked Stint can now be found on the ASM web site at
>>
>> http://www.mobirds.org/audubon/asmhtmls/red.html
>>
>> or by going to the ASM home page and clicking on the line "RED-NECKED
> STINT"
>> http://www.mobirds.org
>
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