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BrianW
08-08-2009, 12:57 AM
I'm trying to ID this bird. There's a lot of them around up here in the Arctic, right on the shoreline. They're a blast to watch, and their not shy...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/photography/phalarope-1.jpg

boylesboats
08-08-2009, 01:55 AM
Kinda almost like a snipe... It not a Wilson or Redneck Phalarope.. Maybe it is juvenile Red Phalarope http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/peterson/resources/identifications/reph/reph_e.gif

On the dry days, we get those Kildeer or Sandpipers that'll try to out run a cars going down on the dirt roads here...

pipefitter
08-08-2009, 01:56 AM
Nice photo.

paladin
08-08-2009, 07:36 AM
Phalarope soup....

3-4 Phalarope, cleaned and defeathered.
1 Lb. Mushrooms
1Tbsp Thai fish sauce
Juice of 10 limes
1 tbsp Garlic hot sauce
10 Cherry tomatoes

Stew birds in 2 qts water for 1 hour on fast simmer. Remove meat from bones, discard bones, return meat to broth. Slice mushrooms and add to broth. Add garlic sauce, lime juice and fish sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cut tomatoes in half, add to soup, simmer for 15 minutes more. Serve hot.

BrianW
08-08-2009, 07:42 AM
Maybe it is juvenile Red Phalarope

I think you've nailed it.

Thanks!

BrianW
08-08-2009, 07:53 AM
Nice photo.

Thanks.

Practicing with a new Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS lens.

I was down on the beach by myself, repairing some containment boom, and the birds were getting mighty close. They are fast, and bob their heads all the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/photography/phalarope3.jpg

boylesboats
08-08-2009, 10:57 AM
I think you've nailed it.

Thanks!

for real I think dem Phalarope are cute in the way..

Concordia...41
08-08-2009, 01:18 PM
Note to self: Buy Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS lens

:D

Paul Pless
08-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Note to self: Buy Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS lens

:Dthere's a little talent at play there too i think;)

Dave Gray
08-08-2009, 02:33 PM
Beautiful photo, Brian.

Nanoose
08-08-2009, 10:55 PM
Chuck! :eek: :(