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Re: [CALBIRDS] Red-throated Pipit

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  • Dan Singer
    Al and Guy, In addition to the records mentioned below, Marshall had a Red-throated Pipit in Baja this past winter. I gather it was in the same area as the
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 29 7:36 AM
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      Al and Guy,

      In addition to the records mentioned below, Marshall had a Red-throated
      Pipit in Baja this past winter. I gather it was in the same area as the
      record from 2005. Very nice bird, Al!

      Dan


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Guy McCaskie" <guymcc@...>
      To: <calbirds@yahoogroups.com>; <peninsula-birding@yahoogroups.com>; "Alvaro
      Jaramillo" <chucao@...>
      Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 3:13 PM
      Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Red-throated Pipit


      > Al,
      >
      > A great find. As of the end of 1991, the CBRC had endorsed the occurrence
      > of over 200 individual Red-throated Pipits in California, and many more
      > have
      > been reported since that time. All have been in the fall between late
      > September and late November. There are two mid-winter records for the
      > southern tip of Baja California - one collected 26 January 1883 and
      > another photographed 1-3 February 2005. In addition single birds been
      > seen
      > in the Mexican states of Colima (March 1992) and Michoacán (April 1988)
      > were
      > likely spring migrants. Although your bird is the first to be reported in
      > California in spring, two together in Oregon 28-30 April 2004, and one in
      > Washington 7 May 2004, were clearly spring migrants.
      >
      > Guy McCaskie
      > Secretary, CBRC
      > PO Box 275
      > Imperial Beach, CA 91933
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Alvaro Jaramillo" <chucao@...>
      > To: <calbirds@yahoogroups.com>; <peninsula-birding@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 11:40 AM
      > Subject: [CALBIRDS] Red-throated Pipit
      >
      >
      >> Folks
      >>
      >> On Wednesday I found a Red-throated Pipit just off the end of my
      >> street
      >> here in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, CA. I was able to come back with
      > a
      >> camera and snap some poor photos which I have uploaded on Surfbirds:
      >>
      >> http://www.surfbirds.com/cgi-bin/gallery/display.cgi?gallery=gallery10
      >>
      >> The bird was around for about half an hour. When I returned to take
      >> photos
      >> the bird eventually flew up and circled me then took off high and direct
      >> towards the north. The calls it was giving were not the typical long
      > flight
      >> calls, but two quick buzzes "bzzt....bzzt."
      >>
      >> Are there any other spring records for the state?
      >>
      >> Al
      >>
      >> Alvaro Jaramillo
      >> chucao@...
      >> Half Moon Bay, CA
      >>
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