Date: 8/22/18 3:42 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...> [central_valley_birds] <central_valley_birds-noreply...>
Subject: [CVBirds] Fwd: [SierraNevadaBirds] S Sierra Neotropic Cormorant 8/22, NOT 8/21
This species is spreading north across the continent and should be looked
for in the Central Valley.

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From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...> [sierra-nevadabirds] <
Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:53 AM
Subject: [SierraNevadaBirds] S Sierra Neotropic Cormorant 8/22, NOT 8/21
To: Kerncobirding <kerncobirding...>, <


Right after I sent the prior post I received another email from John
Schmitt stating he had mistakenly written August 21 instead of August
22...meaning he saw the Neotropic Cormorant again this morning (following
the initial Aug 18 observation), not yesterday morning.

Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: Bob Barnes <bbarnes...>
>Sent: Aug 22, 2018 11:46 AM
>To: Kerncobirding <kerncobirding...>,
>Subject: Southern Sierra Neotropic Cormorant
>The N John Schmitt (major field guides artist - NGS, etc.) reported a
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT as seen from the west shore Isabella Reservoir in the
southern Sierra Nevada (2600') August 18 & 21. Both observations were made
below Sequoia National Forest's Tillie Creek Campground in the community of
Wofford Heights.
>In his brief email message to Alison Sheehey and me this morning, John
states, "I was down by the now exposed Borel Canal below Tillie Creek
Campground when the Neotropical Cormorant flew past in close association of
a single Double-crested Cormorant. This close association allowed excellent
comparison between the two birds and showed the Neotropical to be 1/4 to
1/3 smaller and conspicuously slimmer and longer tailed. The Neotropical is
in a palish brown plumage. "
>Serving as the messenger,
>Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California

Steve Hampton
Davis, CA

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