Date: 1/10/18 10:45 pm
From: Matt Dufort <matt.dufort...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Sparrow conjecture: Where would you find 4 Zonotrichias together in one place? It's Happening in TX this Winter
I think it happens fairly regularly in Washington. When Harris's Sparrows
are found here, they are often with large flocks of other Zonotrichias,
which usually include both Golden-crowned and White-crowned, and
occasionally include a White-throated or two.

As an example, here's an eBird checklist with all 4 from a rural area east
of Seattle last weekend: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41775676.
And all 4 were present last winter at Sikes Lake, in the same general area
(sample eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33514210).

That's two examples from King County in the last year, so not all that
infrequent here. Five Zono day strikes me as very very unlikely to happen,
but would be amazing if it did!

Matt Dufort
Seattle, WA

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:09 PM, Jc dipper <dipper2c...> wrote:

> Two opinions so far are
>
>
> question re: finding 4 Zonotrichias in one spot:
>
>
> 1. the only place one might reasonably expect to find all four might be
> Banff National Park, in western Alberta, probably in May.
>
>
> Harris’s would be
>
> a fairly common migrant, the others would be breeders, all arriving early,
> with Golden-crowned
>
> being limited in numbers as it would be at the Eastern edge of its range.
>
>
> Feel free to pass this along to one and all. the four zono day is
> certainly doable in northwestern Oregon and southeastern Washington - where
> White-throated, White-crowned, and Golden-crowned are regular in winter and
> Harris's is casual. What would be even more exciting would be the five
> zono day!
> >
> > Fat Tony; Lubbock - originally from the Pacific Northwest
>
>
> A Golden-Crowned Sparrow continues in South Central Texas between San
> Antonio and Austin at the Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary. This lone, rare
> Golden-crowned Sparrow has been feeding with White-crowned, White-throated,
> and Harris's Sparrows.
>
>
> The Golden-crowned is usually only seen in the Texas Valley.
>
>
> Where else might one see all four ?
>
>
> Has anyone?
>
>
> Julie Crouch
>
> Central Texas
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>
>
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