Date: 6/24/18 6:58 pm
From: Scott Heppel <scott.heppel...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] MacGillivray's Warbler, Taylor Fork of Gallatin, Gallatin County, 22-Jun-2018

Absolutely no doubt. They were Brown-headed Cowbirds. No idea where I came up with that ID. I knew better. Thank you for calling attention to my mistake.

Also, the photo of the MacGillivray’s Warbler was actually made this morning, 24-June-2018, not 22-June-2018 as labeled. I am having a lot of trouble getting photos to load properly to the MOB site, but the label is my bad. Also no idea what has happened to my album as the only photos showing are ones I previously deleted, and I am not able to add photos to the album, thus the attachment to the email.


On Jun 24, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Andrew Guttenberg <afgutte...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:

Hi Scott, I suspect you had Brown-headed Cowbirds, not Bronzed.

Andrew Guttenberg

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Subject: [MOB-Montana] MacGillivray's Warbler, Taylor Fork of Gallatin, Gallatin County, 22-Jun-2018 [1 Attachment]

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We visited Taylor Fork early this morning, driving the road to the forks of Lightening Creek and Cache Creek. Also up Wapiti Creek to the trailhead. Most interesting sighting for me was the MacGillivray’s Warbler pictured below. Other birds:

Lark Sparrow
Cassin’s Finch
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Yellow Warbler
Pine Siskin
Hairy Woodpecker
Gray Catbird
Sandhill Crane
Spotted Sandpiper
American Dipper
many Mountain Bluebirds including juveniles out of the box
multitudes of Tree Swallows
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Bronzed Cowbird

The water in Taylor Fork is starting to clear, but still carrying a load of Bentonite silt, perhaps accounting for no Bald Eagles or Ospreys sighted.

Scott Heppel
Gallatin County
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<MacGillivray's Warbler, 22-June-2018 Taylor Fork of Gallatin River, Gallatin County.jpeg>

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