[IBLE] Re: American Golden Plover at Blacks Creek (Ada)

I tried to post this much earlier today to IBLE, but apparently screwed it up; I’ll try again.

The American Golden-Plover is still at Black’s Creek if you can navigate the howling wind. I saw it originally on the north side at mid-morning, then on the south side in the late morning. I did get some pics, including one as it flew. It showed a lack of the black auxiliaries that are found on the BBPL, along with a dark rump and tail, among several other features separating it from the BBPL. Here is the link to the checklist and pics. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39195012 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS39195012&data=02%7C01%7Cs_g_davenport%40hotmail.com%7C06fd06e4199a4bd8bcae08d4fc78b76a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636411042774894795&sdata=VZcaC%2BwCFKXdz06td4fQVV6altoKtkZiwdCvbqUNjfM%3D&reserved=0 I also only saw one dowitcher when I circumnavigated the reservoir. It was feeding with a stilt sandpiper and several western sandpipers. There is a photo on the checklist and I would be curious on the opinions of others whether it is a LB or SB dowitcher. I thought it looked good for a juvenile of the “prairie” population of SBDO, but I really couldn’t rule out LBDO either. JC

Jon Curd