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10399Re: [CALBIRDS] Re: [inlandcountybirds] Possible Varied Bunting at Horse Thief Spring

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  • coddlers@aol.com
    Oct 12, 2012
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      Detailed directions to Horse Thief Spring please.

      Bruce Barrett
      Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

      -----Original message-----
      From: Joseph Morlan <jmorlan@...>
      To: Thomasabenson@...
      Cc: bcsinger@..., inlandcountybirds@yahoogroups.com,
      Sent: Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 06:14:41 GMT+00:00
      Subject: [CALBIRDS] Re: [inlandcountybirds] Possible Varied Bunting at Horse
      Thief Spring

      Thanks to a generous contribution from Stephen J. Myers an additional image
      is at



      On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:45:16 -0400 (EDT), Thomasabenson@... wrote:

      >For those unfamiliar with Horse Thief Springs, the road to it from either
      direction (Tecopa or I-15/Cima Road) is long and mostly unpaved, but
      passable in a passenger vehicle, though you definitely want to take it slow
      in some places. Also, top off your gas tank in Baker or Shoshone as it is a
      long drive to Horse Thief from any direction with no nearby services. The
      Spring have three parts: a small upper (north) spring, a medium sized side
      (west) spring, and the large main (south) spring. In the center of all these
      is an abandoned cabin. If you were to stand underneath the willow or
      cottonwood just in front of this cabin and look west or southwest, you would
      see an open area with lots of low growing (a few inches) vegetation, and a
      small dry gully running along the base of a hill from the side spring to the
      main spring. This is where the bunting was seen both yesterday and today: in
      the small gully and on the low vegetation just above the gully. A good
      strategy would be to s
      >underneath the cottonwood or willow in front of the cabin with your scope
      and wait for it to come in to feed on the seeding vegetation. It was quite
      cooperative and content to feed in this vegetation for extended periods of
      >Tom Benson
      >San Bernardino, CA

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