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Re: [LACoBirds] Wagtail at Alondra

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  • Joseph Morlan
    I ve posted a digiscope of this interesting bird, taken today by Kathy Robertson at: http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/gallery.htm Enjoy! On Sat, 04 Oct 2003
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2003
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      I've posted a digiscope of this interesting bird, taken today by Kathy
      Robertson at:

      http://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/gallery.htm

      Enjoy!


      On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 00:50:13 -0000, "captnpeebs" <Captn.peebs@...>
      wrote:

      >What a cooperative bird. I arrived shortly after Jim Lomax and Kathy
      >Robertson, at 2:25PM , Friday,on the East side of the river near the Home
      >Depot Parking lot. The Wagtail showed up mysteriously under the bridge on
      >the sand bar west of the center at 2:40 Pm. We chased and then stood and
      >watch the bird for the next 2 hours. It flew from the bridge to a sand bar in the
      >center of the river about 300 yards south of the bridge (near a potatoe chip
      >bag and water bottle north of a small grassy island.) It flew back to the
      >Alondra bridge sand bar and then south again to the west bank. Then it flew
      >back again to the sand bar 300 yds south of the Alondra bridge(potatoe chip
      >bag and water bottle), all that activity was within the first 30 minutes. In flight,
      >we got good looks at the apparent all white pimaries.
      > The next hour and a half it ate, preened, and rested and ducked from a
      >Paragrine fly over, walking and waging its tail of and on. What a great look. It
      >was overcast all of the time I was able to stay. Possibly contributing to it
      >staying visible for so long. I had to leave and left Jim and Kathy and two other
      >birders watching it at 4:50Pm. The bird was quite cooperative. I hope others
      >have as much time with it as we did.
      >good birding
      >Gary Peebles
      >Long Beach,Ca.
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      Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan@...
      California Birding & new rarities http://fog.ccsf.org/~jmorlan/
      California Bird Records Committee http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/
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