[CT Birds] Dowitcher ID help
joejr14 at aol.com
Tue Feb 5 20:54:38 EST 2013
I was in Florida last week for a friend's wedding and managed to sneak in a few days worth of birding. Added 14 new birds to the list and got a ton of upgraded photos, but I'm having some trouble confirming the dowitchers I saw.
I was at Merritt Island NWR and came across a pool with a small flock of Dowitchers. I initially ID'd them as Long-billed due to bill shape, feeding and overall posture. The pictures are awful due to heat shimmer off the water. I only took a few pics as I was shooting into the sun and wasn't able to get clear shots.
Here's a few links....can anyone confirm (or correct) my ID?
Warning....photos are BIG.
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