Date: 10/24/19 11:25 am
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Very probable NOMO south of Brookings
Mocker is a fairly regular bird on the south coast, especially in fall and winter.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon


> On Oct 24, 2019, at 11:23 AM, David Kollen <davekollen...> wrote:
> This morning on my bike ride down Oceanview Dr I spotted what I am sure was a Mocker. Flew across the road, low, about thirty feet in front of me with a good dorso-lateral view. Went into thick brush and briars and I was unable to get a second look after I turned around and stopped.
> Having lived in Austin for 30ish years and observed thousands of them, I am pretty confident in the ID. Big wing patches and definitely not a CLNU. I'm putting it on my personal Curry list, but not eBird until I give it more thought about what else I might have seen (suggestions welcome). I feel that given the wide use of eBird data, entries should be held to a higher level of scrutiny.
> Location was at the south end of the last open fields before the road takes a final dip and turns left (if southbound) to meet US 101.
> Dave Kollen
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