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Monday, August 27, 2012

Teslin Lake - rarity update August 27


For each of the last two days we’ve been treated with a rare bird. First on the 26th we netted and banded a hatch-year Pacific-slope Flycatcher and then early morning of the 27th (today) a juvenile Black Turnstone landed briefly at the gravel bar at the creek mouth. Both are about 3rd/4th records for the Yukon! Here are a few photos of our star visitors.
 
 
Pac-slope showing the distinctive head and eye-ring shape

Back view of Pac-slope

Detail of the primary-tip spacing

Notice distinctly emarginated P6

Distant pre-dawn docu shot of the Turnstone

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