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Re: HCP today: Summer Tanager, Swamp Sparrow

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  • fowlerope
    Brian, I assume that is the same bird but it has molted in even more red on the underparts. I thought it was weird that this bird hadn t been found previously
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 8, 2013
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      Brian, I assume that is the same bird but it has molted in even more red on the underparts. I thought it was weird that this bird hadn't been found previously at this well-birded location so it's good to know that it had been present before today.

      Thanks!

      Rob Fowler

      --- In OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Daniels" <georgebedafort@...> wrote:
      >
      > Rob,
      >
      > I assume the bird looked like the one I photo'd there in the Jack Green Nature Area on March 24.
      >
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/24617651@N07/8589857646/in/photostream
      >
      > Apparently Summer Tanager was missed on the CBC at the park this winter, and I didn't record nor do I recall any being reported there this winter (Dec - Feb), but at least one of the 2+ birds from last September lingered into late fall with one being last reported on November 17 (identified as an adult female though...).
      >
      > Thanks for the late date on the Swamp Sparrow. Tried to dig it up the past couple weekends, but failed.
      >
      > Brian Daniels
      > Long Beach, Orange County
      >
      > Whether
      >
      > --- In OrangeCountyBirding@yahoogroups.com, "fowlerope" <migratoriusfwlr@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi OC birders,
      > > Today I walked around Huntingon Central Park with my family lightly birding along the way. While hanging out around the playground just north of the Jack Green Nature Area while my son played I pished up a SWAMP SPARROW that perched up in the open at the edge the nature area for over a minute. I then found a male SUMMER TANAGER that was in a willow to the southeast of the playground, also on the edge of the nature area. The tanager was mostly red but had some yellow splotches on the underparts. I couldn't find any previous reports in the archives of SUTA at HCP from this past winter so this might be a migrant? Nice to finally catch up with this species in Orange County.
      > >
      > > Good birding,
      > >
      > > Rob Fowler
      > > Humboldt County, CA
      > >
      >
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