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5312Re: [Mendobirds] possible Cassin's Sparrow update

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  • John Sterling
    Nov 19, 2012
      Looks like others I've seen in CA at this time of year, so would assume that it is one of our local birds and not from the East

      John Sterling

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      On Nov 19, 2012, at 4:04 PM, Robert Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...> wrote:

      > 19 November 2012 - This is an update on the reported possible Cassin's Sparrow from Covelo. Photos and some description notes have been sent to a few
      > select ornithology experts. Thus far, Peter Pyle and Guy McCaskie are both confident that the bird in question is a bright GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. Pyle suggests
      > that is it possibly one of the "bright eastern birds".... and says that similar birds often mislead interns at the Farallones. Even though the observation is not quite as exciting as a Cassin's .... the observation and documentation is still great for Mendocino County records ... and a great learning experience for those who saw it. Good birding. Bob Keiffer.
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