Dead Bird Quiz: 99% intact birds edition

29 03 2013

After a series of very challenging, mangled up specimens on the DBQ, here are two intact birds that are interesting by virtue of not being particularly commonly found on SEANET beaches. So what are they, Seanetters?

Bird A: Found by Gilbert Grant in N.C. on March 11.

Bird A: Found by Gilbert Grant in N.C. on March 11.

Bird B: Found by Diana Gaumond on Cape Cod this week.

Bird B: Found by Diana Gaumond on Cape Cod this week.

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6 responses

29 03 2013
capteagleeyes

Bird A is Greater Scaup, Bird B is Marbled Godwit.

29 03 2013
Wouter van Gestel

Bird A: Lesser Scaup
Bird B: American Woodcock

1 04 2013
Biologist on The Edge

Bird A: I agree with Scaup – not sure which size. Bird B: I’m going with little green heron. That bill screams heron to me.

What is the prize for winning?

3 04 2013
scourc01

The prize is a reeking bag of dead bird bits. If you do not possess a federal permit, then the specimens will consist entirely of invasive species.

2 04 2013
Mary Wright

A: Greater Scaup
B: American Woodcock

10 05 2013
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