Was the bill real long & thick? Like about twice the
length of other plovers?
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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 people.
OK, I'm new at this, hopefully someone else nearby can confirm or
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 easily seen.
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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