75mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
ID confirmed by J.D. Roberts @ BugGuide & 100% match at BOLD to Smerinthus cerisyi. 2011GM-0176.
Diving with buffleheads
Diving with group of eared grebes
I think all the duck in this pic are pintails
leaning towards short-billed
So excited to see this bird!
Dunlin? Are these possibly curlew sandpipers? Or stilt sandpipers? Legs seem dark, bill decidedly downturned. Is there a more common alternative for the location?