Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

ML156723931


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John Gluth
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eBird Checklist S55880631
Timber Point Golf Course
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.7171, -73.1446 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Potential first NY record found earlier in the day by Pat Lindsay, in the same spot where she found a Wood Sandpiper last Spring (a flooded portion of the golf course near parking lot). Associating with 3-4 Greater Yellowlegs (GRYE) and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs. Morphologically very similar to the former, with the main difference being shorter tarsometatarsi. Its bill appeared slightly longer and more recurved. Plumage and soft part differences were more significant. Appeared to be in nearly full alternate plumage, noticeably paler overall than GRYE. Underpart markings varied from GRYE in being less dense on the breast and not extending as far down the flanks (sparse streaks on breast, transitioning to chevrons and spots on upper flanks, contra barring on GRYE). Upperparts were marked by extensively black-centered scapulars, which contrasted with grayer, more monochrome coverts. When preening and flying short distances, the bird’s whiter tail and wedge of white feathers extending up the back were very prominent. Even with its wings folded, the upper back was notably pale compared to GRYE. Lighting was poor, with overcast sky and light rain, but leg color was strikingly different than that of GRYE - putty-colored with subtle greenish and pinkish highlights depending on viewing angle and proximity.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
742KB
Dimensions
948 x 672

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