[texbirds] Re: Fw: Elegant Tern - September 14, 2013

  • From: Fred Collins <fcndc@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cooksey@xxxxxxxxxx" <cooksey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:49:29 -0500

Mark,

I agree with Mel. I hope you will submit this important record.

Too bad you did not disclose the location. There are likely 1000 birders that 
would like to chase it for their Texas list.

I do appreciate you sharing it though.

Fred Collins
At home on the prairie in
Waller County

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 15, 2013, at 8:48 AM, "Arlie Cooksey" <cooksey@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Mark,
> You will never have a problem finding a few who will dispute your
> ID in any situation, even if photos and notes are largely definitive.
> Don't let this dissuade you from submitting to TBRC.
> IMHO.
> 
> Mel Cooksey
> Corpus Christi
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <MBB22222@xxxxxxx>
> To: <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 3:27 AM
> Subject: [texbirds] Elegant Tern - September 14, 2013
> 
> 
>> Below is a copy of my post posted on another forum; so I should know,
>> hopefully  in day or two, if somebody will try to dispute my ID and start 
>> from
>> that.
>> 
>>  ���         Although I  have practically none field experience 
>> with
>> Elegant Tern (saw only one in  Mexico, a quarter mile away) and minimal 
>> with
>> Lesser Crested Tern (spent a few  hours with small flock in Top End, 
>> Northern
>> Territory, Australia) I can only ID  this tern I found as Elegant: small
>> size when compare to ROYT (about size of  SATE), thin, long bill and 
>> winter cap
>> pattern that excludes Lesser Crested (no  white behind the eye; bill 
>> shape,
>> etc). Because Elegant is very  rare  visitor to Atlantic states I would
>> appreciate comments, and  correction/discussion in case somebody think 
>> that my
>> ID is wrong.  If  nobody will dispute my ID I will submit this record.
>> 
>> Head pattern vs. Lesser Crested and Royal
>> 
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348448
>> 
>> Size compare to Royal
>> 
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348450
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348449
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348456
>> 
>> And just a few other photos.
>> 
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348451
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348452
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348453
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348454
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/image/152348455
>> 
>> I might have problem with the internet connection during Sunday but I
>> should  to be back home late on that day or Monday and be able to 
>> check/answer
>> emails then. ��.
>> 
>> Mark B Bartosik
>> Houston, Texas
>> http://www.pbase.com/mbb/from_the_field
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