Date: 10/7/18 12:29 pm From: Stefan Schlick <greenfant...> Subject: [obol] Harris's Sparrow near John Day Fossil Beds (Wheeler Co)
Relaying this info for the finders of the bird, Linda and Joe Scruggs from TX. Her picture is showing a young Harris's Sparrow.
Location: Appx. 3 miles in on the road that leads to John Day Fossil Beds Painted Hills unit (The road after turning off Highway 26). We are not certain of the distance from Highway 26 but you can identify the location by the following description and photos. Heading to the Painted Hills Unit look for an irrigation wheel next to the fence on the left side of the road along with bushes (depicted in the attached photos). On the right side of the road was a big Juniper tree with lots of berries.