Date: 9/17/19 8:27 pm
From: Sarah Sloane <sloane...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Black-eared Bushtit
Thanks for that info! All observations of black-eared forms (or partially black-eared) are useful as I’d like to add this distribution info to the BNA account. It’s all new info.


> On Sep 17, 2019, at 11:20 PM, Harry Fuller <atowhee...> wrote:
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> There were five of us birding Page Springs today around 3pm...we saw flock of about eight Bushtits and one was very clearly and coldly a black-masked one...I was to slow with my camera...but all of us saw it clearly at forty feet and we all had binocs on them
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> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:08 AM Sarah Sloane <sloane...> <mailto:<sloane...>> wrote:
> That’s very cool! And very, very rare. In fact, I would like any info about sightings of black-eared forms in Oregon and elsewhere. I am currently updating my Bushtit BNA chapter and the only recorded information (both live and study skins) I can find says that the black-eared form is never seen north of the mountains near the Mexican border.
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>> On Sep 17, 2019, at 12:58 PM, Patty Bowers <dustdevils1209...> <mailto:<dustdevils1209...>> wrote:
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>> We had one at our house when we lived in rural Harney County a number of years ago. I think Rick Vetter may have a photo of it. I will have to look thru our records and see if there are some notes about it. I’m thinking it was in the early 2000’s. It was in a flock of other tits. At that time we thought it was unusual but not as rare as folks discussing on OBOL seem to think it was.
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>> Wayne
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