[CT Birds] American Golden Plover, Milford Point
aliencricket21 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 18:25:04 EDT 2015
A Pacific Golden-plover showed 9 days ago in Newfoundland (an adult male in
breeding plumage). That makes it a lot more feasible that charlie's bird
is a Pacific Golden-plover.
Keep your eyes peeled and good birding!
On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM, charles barnard jr via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> I can't say that Pacific Golden could be ruled out entirely. I saw the
> bird on the ground for only a couple of seconds before it took to flight,
> but the leg length did not seem as long as I picture the leg length of
> Pacific Golden to be. However, I have no experience with Pacific Golden.
> The bird did call, but from what I have been able to determine, there is no
> agreement as to whether or not the calls of American Golden and Pacific
> Golden can be distinguished from one another with certainty. Basically, I
> called it American Golden rather than Pacific Golden due to the fact that I
> considered American Golden to be far more likely. However, I could have
> been wrong.
> Charlie Barnard Jr.
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