sedona wetlands
22 Mar 2016, 8:49 PM,
#1
sedona wetlands
1. stewart boots had 4 AMERICAN AVOCETS a few days ago
2. stewart had 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS yesterday
3. i had 8 RING-BILLED GULLS this morning
4. in almost all cases like this the birds are not there the next day.
5. now there are about 13 cinnamon teal in pond 5 that appear to be pairing up.
rich armstrong
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23 Mar 2016, 12:34 PM,
#2
RE: sedona wetlands
sam & holly had 7 CALIFORNIA GULLS this morning for a couple hours - gone by the time i got there.
rich armstrong
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23 Mar 2016, 9:15 PM,
#3
RE: sedona wetlands
sam's photos clearly showed that 1 of the gulls was a HERRING GULL. this is 1st herring gull in verde valley at least since i have been here.
rich armstrong
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24 Mar 2016, 2:46 PM,
#4
RE: sedona wetlands
Photo posted?
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24 Mar 2016, 4:38 PM,
#5
RE: sedona wetlands
I think I need to clarify my above inquiry. I was wondering of the photos of the gull were posted on this site and I missed them. Also, I can't speak for others,but I enjoy the photos people post here even if they are of common everyday species...I enjoy looking at plumage variation in age and sex classes and at various time throughout the year (i.e. molt and wear effects). And of course it goes without saying that photos of rare and/or unusual species or species that present ID challenges are always fun to look over and have discussions about. In this regard any photos of the Herring Gull would be great to see...I struggle with gulls a fair bit and every one I see (or photo of one I get to see) I learn something from. Just saying....
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25 Mar 2016, 11:07 AM,
#6
RE: sedona wetlands
1. i have never been able to get sam to post photos on this site.
2. here is the picture of the gull that i concluded was a herring gull.
3. the single brown line on trailing edge of wing and the white inner primaries were the key field marks to me.
rich armstrong
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27 Mar 2016, 1:38 PM,
#7
RE: sedona wetlands
1. there were 30+ gulls seen by people yesterday and apparently most were CALIFORNIA GULLS.
2. this morning there was just 1 lone ring-billed gull.
3. we had a double-crested cormorant and a neotropic cormorant standing side by side in scope view for great comparison.
4. 2 wilson's snipe in pond 1
5. and at least 20 cinnamon teal now in ponds 3 and 5.
6. vesper and savannah sparrows were along the big pond.
rich armstrong
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30 Mar 2016, 12:37 PM,
#8
RE: sedona wetlands
1. sam had 2 FRANKLIN'S GULLS at the wetlands about 9, but they were not there at 715 or at 1115.
2. up to 4 WILSON'S SNIPES are in west side of pond 1.
3. and there are more cinnamon teals there than ever - there might be close to 50.
4. still common goldeneye in back pond as are all the normal ducks, and slightly increased number of lesser scaup.
rich armstrong
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3 Apr 2016, 12:33 PM,
#9
RE: sedona wetlands
1. wetlands this morning had a small herd of breeding plumage AMERICAN AVOCETS and a few LEAST SANDPIPERS.
2. pond 1 had 8 WILSON'S SNIPES and a few savannah sparrows and an american pipit.
Rich Armstrong
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4 Apr 2016, 6:33 PM,
#10
RE: sedona wetlands
sam hough found a LONG-BILLED CURLEW today at 530. probably won't be there tomorrow, but good bird for verde valley.
rich armstrong
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4 Apr 2016, 7:06 PM,
#11
RE: sedona wetlands
(4 Apr 2016, 6:33 PM)richarmstrong Wrote: sam hough found a LONG-BILLED CURLEW today at 530. probably won't be there tomorrow, but good bird for verde valley.

I have only a handful or records for the Verde and they are all between 4-14 Apr.

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5 Apr 2016, 8:48 AM,
#12
RE: sedona wetlands
1. not surprisingly sam hough says the long-billed curlew is not there this morning.
2. however, there are 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS in pond 1, and at least a couple least sandpipers have moved to pond 1. and since they are in pond 1 they might stay.
3. and a couple ring-billed gulls in back pond.
Rich Armstrong
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8 Apr 2016, 8:41 AM,
#13
RE: sedona wetlands
sam hough reports right now
1 FRANKLIN'S GULL
1 LONG-BILLED DOWICHER
7 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS
and presumably still from yesterday 1-2 WHITE-FACED IBIS

with the different weather more things might be showing up

Rich Armstrong
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10 Apr 2016, 11:26 AM,
#14
RE: sedona wetlands
1. sunday morning today 1 breeding plumage FRANKLIN'S GULL, 1 male BLUE-WINGED TEAL (pond 1), 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS (pond 5), still a couple wilson's snipe and still a couple american pipits
2. yesterday there was a GREATER YELLOWLEGS and still 1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.
rich armstrong
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11 Apr 2016, 10:18 AM,
#15
RE: sedona wetlands
9am today
2 BOBAPARTE'S GULLS
3 FRANKLINS GULLS
12 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (10 female 2 male)
5+ EARED GREBES
increased lesser scaup
2 common goldeneye
2 least sandpipers in pond 1
1 white-faced ibis goes from pond 1 to pond 5
1 male blue-winged teal in pond 1
Rich Armstrong
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14 Apr 2016, 10:47 AM,
#16
RE: sedona wetlands
1. after nothing last couple days sam hough reports a SNOWY EGRET at the wetlands (pond 1 to pond 5).
2. holly kleindienst had 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS at camp verde sewage ponds yesterday.
Rich Armstrong
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15 Apr 2016, 1:36 PM,
#17
RE: sedona wetlands
1. wetlands had 25 WHITE-FACED IBIS in pond 1 for close viewing. also an almost breeding plumage WESTERN SANDPIPER was with the 6 least sandpipers. male and female BLUE-WINGED TEAL still there.
2. there were 3 FRANKLIN'S GULLS and 4 ring-billed gulls at 8, but all gone by noon.
3. still 1 common goldeneye and 1 canvasback
Rich Armstrong
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16 Apr 2016, 9:36 PM,
#18
RE: sedona wetlands
wetlands today
1. no franklin's gulls or ibis or western sandpiper or yellowlegs at 630, but 6 least sandpipers, 1 long-billed dowicher, and fos BANK SWALLOW in back pond
2. at 645 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS showed up
3. sam hough reports a MARBLED GODWIT arrived later and was gone an hour after
4. early afternoon holly kleindienst reports 1 AMERICAN AVOCET in big pond and the godwit came back (or another arrived?)
5. sam late afternoon says all of above still there
6. with weird weather it seemed to change hourly.
Rich Armstrong
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18 Apr 2016, 5:33 PM,
#19
RE: sedona wetlands
1. i got reports today that the wetlands had SOLITARY SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, a few WHITE-FACED IBIS, LONG-BILLED DOWICHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS.
2. other birds that have been reported in various places include GRAY VIREO, all 3 ORIOLES, SUMMER TANAGER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, ASH-THROATED & BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, BROAD-WINGED HAWK (not by me as i have never seen 1 in arizona).

Rich Armstrong
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19 Apr 2016, 3:07 PM,
#20
RE: sedona wetlands
1. at noon in pond 1 - 1 WHITE-FACED IBIS, 2 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER with a few least sandpipers, still male and female BLUE-WINGED TEAL
2. i got a report there were 3 franklin's gulls in back pond earlier, but they were gone.
3. also a vic nelson had a spotted sandpiper in back pond earlier, and this is surprisingly the 1st 1 there this year in a long time.
rich armstrong
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