12 Jan 2008
Antelope Island Causeway
E-mails from Carol Gwynn 15 & 16 Jan 2008):
Several people have questioned my report of
winter-plumage Wilson's phalaropes on the Antelope Island Causeway last
Saturday (which is good). I only have fair digiscoped images, since the
birds were constantly moving and I don't have a DSLR outfit like Tim and
Paul to take nice pics. So what you see is what you get. Since I'm not on
a photo sharing site, this is fair warning that I'm posting a follow-up
e-mail with some photos of the birds. So if you don't want to download
them, feel free to ignore the follow-up message.
I welcome input on these birds. They might even be two different species,
based on the photos. I'm not sure. So help me out, all you experts. . .
Shorebird images - Antelope Island Causeway, 12 Jan.
2008. I think we are dealing with two different species. Note that the
right-hand bird has a scalloped edge to the feathers on the back, while
the left-hand bird does not. There also seems to be a size difference and
bill difference. Ideas?
Photos by Carol Gwynn