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.
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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:
many Mountain Bluebirds including juveniles out of the box
multitudes of Tree Swallows
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.