At 04:05 PM 8/9/2009, Edge wrote:
A Wilson's Plover is a BIG
DEAL. Much bigger than BB Cuckoo. Has this been
confirmed? Have car, will travel if there is a Wilson's Plover in
Missouri! This would be a state bird for many, many
OK, I'm new at this, hopefully someone else nearby
can confirm or correct me.
I did not get out the spotting scope but used a pair of stabilizing 15x30
binocs and it was near enough to the end of the pond I was at to be
Slightly smaller than a Killder, but larger than semipalmated
plover. Size in between I'd say.
Single black necklace like a semipalmated, maybe a bit thicker. The
black cap looked to be right amount and coverage
Bill all black.
What are the other options? Juvenile something else? What
other birds that would fit the bill (pardon the pun)?
As I said, I am green/new enough at this I may be mis-identifying
something else. VERY open to being corrected, or
It was on the mud-flats at northern end of Heron Pond at RMBS, we were
there 5:30-7:00 p.m. Saturday August 8. We parked at the gate to
the road on the west side of the pond, I walked down the road to the
bridge crossing the creek there and stood on the rock pile and looked out
across the pond. When I got there someone had just come back from
taking some photos at the same spot there with a fairly large telephoto
lens. After I left a red mini-van stopped at same place and was
there for awhile, still there when we left I belive.
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