[Tweeters] Fwd: rare bird report
dennispaulson at comcast.net
Sun Jul 14 20:51:50 PDT 2013
I just received this message and am forwarding it uncritically. Any birders who want to check this? I will ask Bernard if he can share the recording.
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: bdfoy at cybermesa.com
> Date: July 14, 2013, 8:11:07 PM PDT
> To: dennispaulson at comcast.net
> Cc: bdfoy at newmexico.com
> Subject: rare bird report
> Dennis -
> I am a HUGE fan of your western dragonflies book. Jim Stuart clued me in
> to your book, and I have started posting my photos on Odonata Central.
> This is a great addition to the birding that I have been doing (for
> I wonder if you could do me a favor. I visited your part of the country
> last week with my wife and daughter for the first time. We loved it. At
> Olympic Natl Park, we found a rare bird at the Altair Campground. I
> believe it to be a Mourning Warbler. I have obtained a recording of the
> song, which was given persistently for an hour as the bird foraged high
> (40 to 80 feet) in deciduous trees. I posted the sighting on eBird, but I
> think it is being filtered out by the editor. This is a problem that I
> know only too well: people visit my area (Santa Fe, NM) often and post
> ridiculous mis-identifications on eBird. So I understand some skepticism.
> But I got pretty good looks -- not close, but enough to convince me. My
> recording is decent. Could you notify some local birders there? This
> bird was singing very persistently, leading me to believe that it may stay
> at the location for some time. I think it is eminently find-able by
> others. My wife and I viewed it on Monday, July 8.
> Even if I turn out to be wrong, for now this bird is worth tracking down
> to find and listen to.
> Bernard Foy
> Santa Fe, NM
> bdfoy at newmexico.com
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