Tuesday, May 19, 1998 Lunchtime Walk

Palo Alto Duck Pond
eBird - Casual Observation, 0mins,

Talked with a photographer who had an enormous lens pointed at a Black-neck stilt nest. Never saw anything so awkward as a stilt trying to settle down on to a nest. The photographer claims that Clapper Rails are nothing but low-down double-crossin' egg stealers. The nerve. Got to compare Dowitchers and Godwits in the same scope view. Got to look at a nearby Tern for a long time, but didn't see black going down the back of its neck as the field guide demanded. Also saw Dowitcher sp.

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