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Re: [CALBIRDS] Bohemian Waxwing, etc from NE CA

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  • Phil Brown
    I am so jealous, That would have been 4 lifers if I could have gone with you guys. My parents-in-law own a house in Fall River Mills we could have stayed at.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 26, 2013
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      I am so jealous, That would have been 4 lifers if I could have gone with
      you guys. My parents-in-law own a house in Fall River Mills we could have
      stayed at.
      Phil

      On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Scott Smithson
      <wscottsmithson@...>wrote:

      > Last weekend, Jan 19-21, Alex Rinkert, John Garret, Paul Miller and I spent
      > 3 days birding in far NE CA. Highlights included one BOHEMIAN WAXWING with
      > a mixed flock of frugivores along Shadow Mountain Drive on the north side
      > of Susanville. There were 12 TRUMPETER SWANS continuing just north of the
      > S. Fork Pitt River bridge on 395 just south of Alturas. Finally, we enjoyed
      > stellar views of the flock of 9 COMMON REDPOLLS feeding in the stinging
      > nettle stands along the auto tour route at Tule Lake NWR. We stumbled
      > across 5 NORTHERN SHRIKES on the trip in various locations. We struck out
      > on the rosy-finches reported near New Pine Creek and in Surprise Valley.
      >
      > Thank you all for the great reports from this area!
      >
      > Good birding,
      >
      > Scott Smithson
      > Santa Cruz, CA
      >
      > On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 4:08 PM, turdus.obscurus <sbTerrill@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Following John Sterling's lead of four Bohemian Waxwings in Susanville
      > > yesterday we spent a great deal of time looking for them today. On our
      > way
      > > out of town we stopped for one more check of the most promising flock
      > (that
      > > we had visited at length three times already) and finally had a beautiful
      > > Bohemian sitting up in a bare tree in the sun! The flock of Am. Robins,
      > > waxwings and starlings is working a large Juniper tree in the back corner
      > > of the parking lot at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the corner of First
      > > Street and Main (Hwy. 139).
      > >
      > > Good birding!
      > > Linda and Scott Terrill
      > > Los Gatos
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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