Fwd: RE: [sbcobirding] wood thrush errata in my last message
- Regarding my caution about the Wood Thrush, proceed to Santa Maria!
Apparently this is only the 20th record of Wood Thrush in the state
-- and it IS a beautiful bird. I apologize for any angst my caution
earlier this afternoon may have caused.
>Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 17:28:39 -0800
>From: "Dave Compton" <davcompton@...>
>Subject: RE: [sbcobirding] wood thrush errata in my last message
>No controversy about whether the Wood Thrush was there today. Patrick
>McNulty called me from Santa Maria as he was watching it at 1:50pm. Bill
>Bouton reported on the SLO County list that it was present for at least a
>couple of hours, from about 1pm to about 3pm, and probably longer.
>Presumably, this means he left at 3pm. That's the latest report I have.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
>Behalf Of vireoman2004
>Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 4:21 PM
>Subject: [sbcobirding] wood thrush errata in my last message
>I did NOT mean to imply that the Wood Thrush was present today
>(Friday), as my reference below quoted was for the initial finding on
>"Too bad about the initial report of missing wood thrush. It did show
>up [on Thursday] (or at least we encountered it) after 11 am..."
>Sorry if my comment added to any confusion, which there still appears
>to be regarding its presence or absence on Friday...
>- Jim Greaves
- Given what's know about the coastal geography, wind patterns, recent
weather, etc., what is the likelihood that the Santa Maria Wood Thrush is
the same bird seen in San Francisco on October 20? Is that any more or
less likely than the appearance of two different birds less than 300 miles
apart along the California coast within three weeks?
Also, any thoughts about how a Wood Thrush would get to coastal
California? (Yes, I know, practice.) We seem so far off their migration