Re: [CALBIRDS] Greater Roadrunner in Siskiyou County re-found:
- Yes, by all means, report your sightings, but if you don't document
rarities, expect those sightings to be questioned. NO ONE is immune from
Disgruntled bird sightings editor for 6 northern Central Valley counties.
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:40 PM, richard s. cimino <rscimino@...>wrote:
> For all the county birders the Siskiyou County Greater Roadrunner
> observed By Bob Stewart and myself on May 2 has been observed again.
> A general comment, Birders, when you see an unusual bird or a bird in an
> area not normally known as their habitat or distribution, hold on to the
> reins of your sightings and don't be afraid.
> Report your sightings.
> Rich Cimino
> Pleasanton, Alameda County
> From; _klamathbasinbirdnews@..._
> Hi all,
> About a month ago, two well respected birders found a greater
> roadrunner along the Lost River on the western dirt road going south
> from East/West Road near Tulelake. That is the one that will eventually
> take you past Discovery Marsh and ends at the refuge HQ on Hill Road. It
> wasn't until today did I learn the location of where the bird was found
> and drove that road a few times before going to the refuge HQ and let
> them know. I went out again looking for it with no luck and decided to
> do a little birding around the Peninsula and Petroglyph Point and on to
> the Lava Beds. When I did return to the refuge HQ, I was informed that
> two birders had just seen a roadrunner on the pavement near milepost 2
> on East/West Road right after I left earlier. Naturally I tried again
> with no more luck than I had earlier. _It has taken that bird a month to
> travel just about a mile from where it was first seen. If anyone is
> going for it, both sightings were of a bird that was easy to see and
> from their vantage points were unmistakably recognized as a Greater
> Roadrunner. _At the Peninsula, one fledgling golden eagle was just to
> the right on the nest and the other was till in it. barn owls were
> easily seen in the crevice to the north of the rock pile near the
> parking area at Petroglyph Point and the prairie falcon was seen in its
> nesting hole a bit farther down the road near the bend.
> Charlotte Ann
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