[Tweeters] HARRIS'S SPARROW at Neah Bay, November 2

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Mon Nov 3 14:44:07 PST 2014


So you thought the incredible list of rarities at Neah Bay had peaked? Maybe
not. Yesterday afternoon, I ran into my friends Mike and Sharon Toochin, who
had just seen a HARRIS'S SPARROW (presumably an immature). They said it was
with a flock of about 5 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS almost directly across the
street from the Neah Bay Mini Mart. I looked for the bird a short time
later, but with no luck; the rain, formerly intermittent, had become steady,
and my attempt to find the sparrow did not succeed.

Vince Lucas and others have made reference to the well-known Patagonia
Picnic Table Effect operating in Neah Bay. My position on this? Nope. This
is the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect SQUARED!

Good luck and good birding,

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

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