Date: 10/27/17 1:24 pm
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Provenance of the Portland gnatcatcher
Here's an eBird checklist with some better pics—might help:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40119074

Jacob Mathison
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On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
wrote:

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> > And finally, (4) Height/habitat. One reason getting good photos is
> challenging is that this bird is staying pretty HIGH up in the cottonwoods.
> The entire time I viewed it it never got below about 8 m and was in the
> subcanopy most of the time. In fact, when Adrian and Em first found it, it
> was at the very tippy top of a tall tree. This, to me, is suggestive of the
> bird being an eastern bird since they spend most of their time high up in
> deciduous trees, whereas our western birds use low scrub and chaparral.
> That said, who's to say if this is due more to the birds' actual
> preferences or to the nature of the habitats in the two regions? I.e.,
> would an eastern bird necessarily stay high when in the West, and would a
> western bird strictly stay low when in the East?
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> > Jay Withgott
> > Portland
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> > I deleted most of the well-informed comments made by Jay to focus on the
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> When I saw the bird it was usually about 6 to 8 feet high in the trees and
> brush, but it did go higher into some cottonwoods eventually. I never got
> it in my camera.
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> Jeff Gilligan
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