John Sterling and I saw the Snow Bunting this morning in the exact spot described by Kathy below, between 1015 and 1100. It appears to be an immature female,Message 1 of 3 , Dec 3 1:20 PMView SourceJohn Sterling and I saw the Snow Bunting this morning in the exact spot
described by Kathy below, between 1015 and 1100. It appears to be an
immature female, at least that is the plumage in Sibley it most closely
I might point out that the "extremely wide gravel shoulder" is actually a
landing strip used by crop dusters. Shouldn't be a concern at this time of
year, but I would park as far to one edge as possible, just in case.
(P.S. personal to Helen G., NOW it's fun!)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathryn Parker" <jandkparker@...>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 7:34 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Snow Bunting - Glenn Co.
>A SNOW BUNTING was found Saturday and seen again on Sunday in Glenn Co.
> It is on Rd. R north of Rd. 39, aka Bayliss, east out of Willows.
> Take the Bayliss-Rd 39 exit off of I5. Go east about 4 miles. Bayliss
> makes a slight jog to the north at one point. Take Rd R north. At a
> little before 1/2 mile there is an extremely wide gravel shoulder on
> the east side of Rd. R. The bird was seen on this shoulder from the .5
> mile mark to the .8 mile mark.
> Kathy Parker
> Los Gatos
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Regarding the age and sex of the Glenn Snow Bunting, the picture of the 1st winter male in NGS 5th edition looks like the picture of the imm. female in SibleyMessage 1 of 3 , Dec 3 7:48 PMView SourceRegarding the age and sex of the Glenn Snow Bunting, the picture of the 1st
winter male in NGS 5th edition looks like the picture of the imm. female in
Sibley western, which looked like the bird. So I'm not claiming which it
is. Fortunately it's been photographed well, so somebody'll figure it out!