Thursday, July 28, 2011

Red or Red-necked? 7/28/11

Two days ago I found this phalarope among 1500 Wilson's Phalaropes at the Sugar House Pond in eastern Hidalgo County. I originally thought Red-necked but now I'm not so sure. Bill seems a bit thick. Doesn't seem small enough for Red-necked. Posture doen's seem right. This little guy was about 150-200 yards away so forgive my photos.


1 comment:

Jochen said...

Difficult to say with certainty, but form and extend of mask, bill size and general appearance resemble Red more than Red-necked in my opinion. Others' mileage may vary.