Re: [LACoBirds] Greater Pewee - Griffith Park
- Hi All
I refound the Greater Pewee this morning at the location mentioned in
previous posts. It spent most of its time on the hill on the north
side of the ravine and was easily viewed by going through the hole in
the fence uphill from the metal gate and following the dirt road up
the hill. The bird was originally making the pip note, and gave a few
"Maria" calls as well. It was a bit too far away for my mere 714mm of
reach, but Oscar Johnson got some nice digiscoped shots. Others there
during my stay from 7:45 until 8:30 were Dan Snyder, John Leonard,
Matt Brady, and others whose names I did not get.
For those who do not know this area, it can be reached from I-5 by
exiting at Los Feliz, and going west. Turn right at the first light
west of the freeway onto Crystal Springs. Go past the turnoff for the
Merry-go-round parking lot to the next stop sign, and turn left onto
Griffith Park Drive. You can follow Dan Cooper's directions from there.
Off to the south of the ravine near some cages is a bottlebrush tree
that is attracting warblers and hummingbirds. There this morning were
Allen's, Black-chinned, Calliope, and Costa's Hummingbirds,
Orange-crowned Warbler, and Lazuli Bunting.
At 10:00 PM 2007-04-06, wurstertom wrote:
>Greater Pewee near the Old Zoo Picnic Area inGood birding,
>Griffith Park. We easily found the bird following directions in Dan
>Cooper's original post. Between 4:45 and 6:40 PM, it stayed within 30
>meters either side of the metal pipe gate (white with red stripes) that
>blocks the paved road into the canyon from the parking lot.
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