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GYRFALCON, WILLOW RUN AIRPORT, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 16 NOVEMBER 2019

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Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
GYRFALCON, WILLOW RUN AIRPORT, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 16 NOVEMBER 2019

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Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Heermann's Gull, Miami-Dade, FL, South Beach, Miami Beach, 11/23/2019


First County Record. Found by Darlene Nicole on 11/14.

Roberto Torres

Amateur photographer

© Roberto Torres
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 5 OCTOBER 2019

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Surely e-Bird sources do not reflect the totality of American records, published or not. Nevertheless, as of November 2019, 33 of the Lower 48 have records of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Ten of these 33 have just a single record. Panama and Bolivia have a single record as well. Do these records show the frequency of strays across the continuous states? Or do they show a third flyway?--though a minor one, a flyway that leads from coastal staging sites in western Alaska to yet undiscovered wintering areas in South America, a flyway shared with Siberian Pectoral Sandpipers? For the rest of the story scroll below photos at www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157711865449942 Alan

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 5 OCTOBER 2019

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Surely e-Bird sources do not reflect the totality of American records, published or not. Nevertheless, as of November 2019, 33 of the Lower 48 have records of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Ten of these 33 have just a single record. Panama and Bolivia have a single record as well. Do these records show the frequency of strays across the continuous states? Or do they show a third flyway?--though a minor one, a flyway that leads from coastal staging sites in western Alaska to yet undiscovered wintering areas in South America, a flyway shared with Siberian Pectoral Sandpipers? For the rest of the story see: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157711865449942 Alan

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Gyrfalcon, Montana, Lewis & Clark Cty, 11/8/2019

Bob Martinka

Amateur photographer

© Bob Martinka
Red-footed Booby (Sula sula websteri) , San Francisco, CA, USA, Presideo- Coast Guard Pier, 9 November 2019

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Third San Francisco City record.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
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GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 23 OCOBER

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Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), Alameda County, California, USA, Emeryville Marina, 4 November 2019

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Fifth county record. Digiscoped.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
© Joe Morlan USA
Rock Sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis tschuktschorum), San Francisco, California, USA, Heron's Head Park, 3 November 2019

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Very rare this far south.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
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© Joe Morlan USA
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, FARMINGTON HILLS, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 19 OCTOBER 2019

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While I stood on the grass between the curb and pond just north of 24558 El Marco in Farmington Hills, the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck swam up to me with accompanying domestic ducks--dumpy over-sized Mallards having curly feathers above the tail, but with patches of white on the head, neck, breast or anywhere else, some simply being dusky throughout. Since I had no handouts for the ducks, they swam to the aforementioned address, walked up the sloping lawn then to the driveway and waited near the doorway. I am aware a wild duck can learn new feeding habits from its domestic associates. Nevertheless, suspicious thoughts of its provenance arose. For the rest see: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157711442865752

Alan Ryff

Amateur photographer

© Alan Ryff
Hudsonian Godwit, San Mateo, California, Tunitas Creek Beach, 16 October 2019

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First county record. Present since 14 October.

Joe Morlan

Amateur photographer
http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/
© Joe Morlan USA
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