[birding] Red Phalarope PPP

pamao at q.com pamao at q.com
Sun Aug 25 19:27:27 PDT 2013

Hi all, 

I stopped in at the Philomath Sewage Ponds today at 4:30 - 5pm. In the northeast pond, there were 11 phalaropes. One stood out as larger, with a 
thicker bill, and still showing some breeding plumage. I considered if it could be a Red Phalarope with all others the more expected Red-necked. 
I have attached some photos that include some of the Red-necked Phalaropes for size and bill comparisons. Note the red coloring still showing on 
the bird's undertail coverts. I am pretty convinced its a Red Phalarope but welcome comments and opinions. 

Also of note, there were 10 Baird's Sandpipers feeding on the green algal mat in the south pond. 


Happy birding, 


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