I remember being very disappointed that the pelagic was canceled, but that soon ended upon seeing the Prairie Warbler and the Orchard Oriole. I was fortunate to be with a great group of birders who were able to document these species.
John F. Gatchet
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> Date: October 6, 2019 at 12:35:01 PM PDT
> To: <t4c1x...>
> Cc: <obol...>
> Subject: [obol] Re: What? again?
> Reply-To: <jeffgilligan10...>
> I was thinking the same thing . You are correct about those two birds. A pelagic trip had cancelled. Owen Schmidt, Dave Irons, Richard Smith, and I (maybe a few others) birded near the Marine Science Center after the cancelation and found the two species within a few minutes of the other. Both were photographed, and were new state records at he time. A great memory for me.
> Jeff Gilligan
>> On Oct 5, 2019, at 9:10 PM, <t4c1x...> wrote:
>> If memory serves me correctly, it was around forty years ago that Jeff Gilligan and some others were birding near the Marine Science Center, and found an Orchard Oriole and a Prairie Warbler. How odd the same two species should show up again, near each other, at the same time. I have since seen Prairie Warbler in the county, but am still looking for Orchard Oriole. If I miss this one, it will be the fourth time.