FYI - this is in Santa Cruz County.
>From: John Garrett <johngarrett@...>
>Sent: Nov 11, 2013 1:43 PM
>To: Monterey Birds <mbb@...>
>Subject: [MBB] More on the Rusty Blackbird, 11/11
>As Steve posted (thanks, Steve!), there was a RUSTY BLACKBIRD near the Baldwin Creek mouth today. It was in the plowed agricultural field with a mixed blackbird/Feral Pigeon flock just north of the highway from the parking area for the Baldwin Creek mouth. It moved around a fair amount with the flock, sometimes landing on the telephone wires, but I'd put the coordinates roughly at 36.97102, -122.11998. While it's sometimes visible from the parking lot (which was my initial vantage), it's much easier to see from the north side of the highway.
>I've posted some (rusty) photos here:
>Alex Rinkert and Nick Levendosky soon arrived and obtained better photos.
>Of lesser interest was a continuing female GREATER SCAUP and a new male LESSER SCAUP in the pond west of the creek mouth. A few female Agelaius in the same blackbird flock as the Rusty appeared to be Mainland-type RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS (in addition to many BICOLOREDS and TRICOLOREDS).
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