Date: 2/22/18 5:32 pm From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> Subject: [obol] Re: Black-crowned rosy-finch, Clark Co, WA
Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
The two Clark County, Ridgefield NWR River "S" Unit GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES were briefly seen flying low overhead at 1:45 this afternoon. They were identified by body shape (stocky, short-tailed finches with strong undulating flight). Further attempts to find them were unsuccessful. As I waited to see them again (my first was a better view desired view), I spoke to several individuals driving the auto tour loop who said that they had seen the birds on their first trip around. Given this information, the finches were probably in the area from at least mid-morning onward. The location is the southeast corner of the auto tour loop where the road straightens out towards the information kiosk (open grassy field on the left and blackberry brambles and teasel on the right). This is after leaving Rest Lake.
The discovery of this apparent second record for Clark County can be attributed to a photographer who had photographed one bird some time during the weekend and then, as things happen, a friend of a friend spoke of the photos and eventually brought Lyn Topinka (Clark County birder) into the loop by sharing the photo with her. She confirmed the identification and got the word out. My guess is that the birds are still in this immediate area since they were initially found last weekend. Thanks to the initial photographer, Lyn Topinka, and Bob Flores for efforts leading to the confirmation of this species.
Keep your eyes sand ears skyward.
Jim Battle Ground, WA
On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM, Bob <rflores_2...> wrote:
> Oops excitement got me gray-crowned rosy-finch > > Bob Flores > Ridgefield, WA > > > On Feb 22, 2018, at 12:19, Bob <rflores_2...> wrote: > > > > There are two birds on River S Unit, Ridgefield NWR. The birds are along > the tour route after Rest Lake where the tour route comes to the main dike > that is covered with blackberries. Photos taken. > > > > Bob Flores > > Ridgefield, WAPOST: Send your post to <obol...> > > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >
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