Re: [CALBIRDS] Le Conte's Sparrow at Furnace Creek Ranch
- Hello All,
I guess that I will start reporting birds seen in the desert from now on, as
it is getting quite annoying that others like my self aren't doing it.
On Friday, October the 4th at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley I saw the
-(2) Chestnut-collared Longspurs
-Black and White Warbler
-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (juv)
-Red naped (adult)
- (3) White-throated sparrows
-An Ammodramas Sparrow seen in the same location
as the Leconte's. That was probably the same bird,
that I flused twice without good looks and passed it
off as a probable Grasshopper, because I could not
relocate it, Oh well.
Panamint Springs on the same day 10-04
Galileo Hill on 10-05
-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (juv)
-Scarlet Tananger (not found by me)
-Broad Winged Hawk (juv-not found by me)
-Black-poll Warbler (not found by me)
-Lapland longspur (fly over w/Horned Larks)
California City area on 10-05
- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher ( also seen by 5 other
observers Vernon Howe, Andrew Howe, Sandy
Koonce and two other observers that I can't remember
-Palm Warbler ( not found by me)
-White-headed Woodpecker (not me)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Sosensky" <Steve@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 12:43 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Le Conte's Sparrow at Furnace Creek Ranch
> Hi All,
> I expected to see a report here on this bird by the time I got home. There
> is a Le Conte's Sparrow at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. It was in
> the tall grass and reeds along the ditch in the small date palm grove
> of the #700 building. It was originally found on Sunday by Rosie
> Joan Franco, Jim Abernathy, and I saw it this afternoon at about 4:30.
> This bird is a real skulker! Each of the 3 brief times I saw it, I found
> by seeing the grass move. Once it got as close as 8 feet, popped its head
> up and flew back to the reeds. It never stayed visible long enough to
> Chris Howard, in his report to John Green, called it "a gorgeously
> orange-striped sparrow" and I have to agree.
> Good birding,
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- Todd Easterla wrote:
> Hello All,
> I guess that I will start reporting birds seen in the desert from now on, ....
I, for one, greatly enjoy and appreciate all reports of birds seen out
in the desert.
They give me "eyes to see" in places I can not, at the moment, go to.
They give me a seasonal frame of reference of what to expect when we do
get out that way.
Thank you so much for you willingness to make the effort.
Fullerton, North Orange County