1436Red-throated Pipit on San Clemente Island
- Oct 1, 2002Birders
Today John Brollini and I tracked down a Red-throated Pipit at Lemon Tank, a
first for San Clemente Island. I heard a suspicious bird yesterday afternoon
while birding the area, but could not locate the bird before I had to leave.
After consulting with Marshall Iliff about the flight call of RTPI it
inspired me to go out and have another look. As if on cue, just as I was
discussing the flight note that I heard with Brollini, the bird popped out of
the grass, allowed an identification, then flew off calling. It returned to
the area and allowed close approach several times.
Other birds of note were two Clay-colored Sparrows yesterday, three Greater
White-fronted Geese, and a male Lawrence's Goldfinch.
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