Fwd: Possible Common Grackle, Tuolumne Co.
- Lowell sent me the photos; not enough of the bird shows to be definitive, to
me at least. But I think it should be checked out. I'll be happy to
forward the photos to anyone.
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From: Lowell & Sue Young <mtnfolks@...>
Date: Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM
Subject: Possible COGR
To: John Sterling <jsterling@...>, Bruce Deuel <
This bird was larger than several BRBLs near it. It was sitting in plain
view facing me. It constantly pumped its tail up and down. A large truck
went by and the bird moved deeper into the small tree that it was sitting
in. I managed to get two digi-scoped pictures of the bird in which some of
it can be seen. I wanted to get the bird out of the deep cover so I got my
iPod and played the COGR call and the bird flew out of the tree, across the
road and up the hill.
I hung around for about half an hour. Twice, it landed on the road side
fence about 100 feet from me. Each time a vehicle came along and scared the
bird off before I could get a picture of it.
The bird was first seen at 13335 Simms Rd. in Tuolumne County. I last saw it
flying up the hill towards 13301 Simms Rd.
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