Nice photos, but I think a juvenal Semi-palmated with an adult, not
a Stint. The patterns of the lower scapulars are more consistent
with Semi-P than Little Stint, with that dramatic blob-ended look to
the dark centers. The bill looks better for Semi-P in my view - it
is quite deep at the base. If the bill looks thin overall, it's
probably because it is a young bird and the bill is not yet fully
formed. I would not be too interested in plumage features like the
split supercilium - there is a lot of variation and I think it's
more likely the bird looks strange because it is a very fresh
juvenal and most we see are a bit later in the year when they are
showing a bit of fading and wear.
On 08/11/2011 09:05 AM, Bill Rudden wrote:
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|Cora Island rd. St. Charles county MO.
a peep PLUMAGE showing:
supercilium thin "Mohawk" center-line
straight lore line
rufous tone to scapulars and tertial edging
"tadpole" centered scapulars
white scapular line
webbing not obvious
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