Hotline Photos

25 Aug 2006
Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah

Keith Evans took a picture of a ¨Pluvialis¨ Plover along the  Antelope Island Causeway.  He sent the picture to Kris Purdy with the following note:

"Kris - Have American Golden Plovers been recently reported along the causeway? Attached is not a very good photo, but I'm trying to make it an American Golden instead of a Black-bellied juvenile. I photographed it on Friday (Aug. 25) afternoon. Thanks and good birding, Keith"

Kris commented:

"When I saw this photo, I immediately thought American Golden-plover and didn't give the Pacific Golden a thought--likely due to the low probability of one being seen here. That's probably a bad philosophy."

Kris says that this appears to be an American Golden-plover in transitional plumage, but invites discussion through the Utah Birdnet list serve.

     Photos by Paul Higgins

     Photos by Edson Leite

     Photos by Brian Currie

     Comparison photo by Pomera Fronce
Responses and other messages:
    - Sighting by Bryan Dixon
    - From Steve Carr
    - From Stephen Peterson
    - From Cliff Weisse
    - From Mark Stackhouse 

    - From Kris Purdy
    - From Joel Beyer
    - From Rick Fridell
    - From Ken Behrens
    - 2nd from Mark Stackhouse
    - "ID Frontiers" Comments

Photo by Keith Evans

Original photo sent in by Keith.

Enlargement of the above picture.

Photo by Keith Evans

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